Rangers loanee Kai Kennedy has ‘scary’ talent and is likely to kick on after a breakthrough display for Dunfermline at the weekend, according to Rhys Breen [Glasgow Times].
Kennedy joined the Pars on a season-long deal in July despite reported transfer interest from West Ham but struggled for months.
Initially, under Peter Grant, he was unable to nail down a place in the side and struggled to contribute when he did make it onto the pitch.
After Grant’s sacking, he was warned by new boss John Hughes that he needed to do more to establish himself or he would simply be recalled by Rangers in January [The Courier].
That warning seemed to work, as he produced an outstanding display on Saturday, scoring a free-kick and notching two assists as the Pars came from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Queen of the South in the Championship.
His Dunfermline teammate Breen, who he played with at youth level at Rangers, is now tipping him to kick on.
“The talent that he has is scary – not a lot of people have that kind of talent,” said Breen [Glasgow Times]. “I am happy for him to get the goal and then the two assists. I feel like he deserves it and hopefully, he can keep himself in the squad.”
“It is just that kind of spark that he has. There are only a handful of players that I have seen with that. It comes through in training. He is a hard-working lad and I feel that is the mentality side that comes from Rangers.
“He has come here and shown a great attitude. It was hard for him to get into the squad but now that he is in I feel that he can do a lot more for us.”
Kennedy’s next chance to shine will be on Saturday when Dunfermline take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park and it’s important that the Fife club start picking up wins soon, as they are only one point ahead of bottom of the table Morton.
Meanwhile, Rangers’ opponents are reportedly set to be understrength for an upcoming clash.