Rangers loanee Kai Kennedy has been grabbing plenty of headlines recently for his performances at Championship side Raith Rovers.

The 18-year-old won the Man of the Match award on debut in a shock win at Hearts before scoring a stunning goal against Dundee on Saturday.

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Rangers loanee Kennedy has impressed at Championship side Raith Rovers. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, he’s not the only Gers prospect currently shining in the second tier.

19-year-old Ben Williamson has had a similarly impressive start to his loan stint at lowly Arbroath.

Dick Campbell’s side have only won ten points in the league all season, but half of those have come from the three matches Williamson has played in since his switch from Ibrox.

The midfielder made it through the full 90 minutes on debut in a 2-2 draw with Queen of the South in mid-January, before earning praise for his display in a 1-1 draw with Dundee the following weekend.

Arguably his most influential display yet came on Saturday at Cappielow, though, in a 1-0 win over Morton.

It was only a second victory of the season for Arbroath, but it was enough to move them off the foot of the Championship table and Williamson was subsequently named in the SPFL Team of the Week alongside Kennedy.

Williamson signed a contract extension at Rangers before heading out to Arbroath [Rangers Youth Academy Twitter], ensuring he’s tied to the club until the end of next season.

It’s been a very impressive start to his first-ever stint away from Ibrox and his emergence shows that Stephen Kelly isn’t the only Academy midfielder with a chance of featuring for the first team in the future.

The Gers loanee is back in Championship action on Wednesday night against Inverness Caley Thistle at Gayfield Park.

Rangers also have a midweek game and a new pundit is set to join the RangersTV team for the Premiership clash against St Johnstone at Ibrox.

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