Highly regarded Gers talent joins Scottish club on loan in potential last chance saloon
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Rangers starlet joins Championship club on loan until end of the season

Rangers Kai Kennedy has joined Hamilton on loan for the rest of the season following his recall from an earlier spell at Dunfermline.

The 19-year-old has had three previous loan spells in the Scottish Championship and has moved back closer to Glasgow with each one.

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Spells at Inverness and then Raith last season were followed by the stint at the Pars during the first half of the current campaign, and now a move to Hamilton, bringing him ever near Ibrox.

The young winger is highly rated at the Ibrox side; however, he hasn’t yet lived up to his potential during his time in the Championship. There is no doubt he is a talented player, but the consistency needs to improve if he is aiming for a slot in the first team come next season.

The Daily Record reported in the summer that the Ibrox side had rejected three bids for the player, with West Ham and Norwich all keen on signing the winger.

Kennedy has a contract that runs until 2023 and with current manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst gauging the quality of the academy players, then it could be make or break time for him.

The player made his debut for Rangers in a Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer in January 2020, this remains his only appearance for the first team to date.

With Hamilton struggling in mid-table, the onus is on Kennedy to reignite the spark and boost the Championship sides already faint playoff hopes.

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If he plays to the standard he has shown in glimpses over the course of his three loan spells and performs consistently well, then Hamilton could have a great signing on their hands.

In other news, a former Rangers striker could generate the club millions as his relationship with Alfredo Morelos allowed him to blossom into the player he is today.

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