Rangers starlet Kai Kennedy finally scored his first goal for Dunfermline Athletic on Saturday afternoon as they came from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Queen of the South.

After spells with both Inverness Caley Thistle and Raith Rovers last season, Kennedy joined the Pars on a season-long deal in July.

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Rangers starlet Kai Kennedy scored his first goal for Dunfermline in a thrilling draw with Queen of the South. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The loan includes a recall option, though, and recently appointed Dunfermline boss John Hughes admitted a fortnight ago that Rangers could bring the 19-year-old back in January if he failed to cement a spot in his starting XI [The Courier].

Kennedy had struggled for minutes and form under previous boss Peter Grant and Hughes didn’t initially seem convinced.


However, the winger started his second consecutive Championship game on Saturday and repaid his manager’s faith.

After Alex Cooper had put QoS in front at East End Park, Kennedy equalised in the 21st minute with an impressive free-kick that went in off the right post.

The visitors went ahead again shortly after the break but Mark Connolly made it 2-2 just a few minutes later.

QoS looked to have won it when Innes Cameron netted in the 69th minute, but Lewis McCann headed Kennedy’s corner home with just two minutes of normal time remaining to secure a point for the hosts.

Kennedy will no doubt be delighted to have bagged both his first goal and his first assist in his 14th appearance for the Pars and Bears will be hoping he now kicks on and lights up the Championship over the coming months.

Elsewhere on Saturday, a different Rangers loanee scored an own goal that cost his side a victory.

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