Dunfermline have been linked with signing Kai Kennedy from Rangers – and manager Peter Grant says he’s a fan of the Ibrox talent.

Rumours persisted this week that Kennedy was set to sign for Grant’s Dunfermline on a season-long loan deal, beating rival cinch Championship clubs to his signature. The 19-year-old winger is highly-rated at Ibrox and has featured for Scotland at youth level.

Rangers U19 v Atletico Madrid U19 - UEFA Youth League Play-Offs

The Rangers talent is highly-rated at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He impressed away from Rangers last season during loan spells at Raith Rovers and Inverness Caledonian Thistle, but another exit from Ibrox looks likely. Dunfermline beat Dumbarton 5-1 on Saturday in their latest Premier Sports Cup match and Grant was asked for a transfer update at full-time.

When specifically asked about bringing Kennedy from Rangers to Dunfermline, Grant said: “He’s a good player! Certain circumstances have arisen that we can’t help or the boys can’t help. There is no hold up monetary wise but just circumstances with Covid (protocols).

“Situations arise that are unforeseen. We understand of course that is frustrating but it gives an opportunity for the boys here to let me see more of them. We tried a couple of different thing again and as I said to the players, you are football players. You are not a centre half, left back or right winger, you are a football player, play the game.

“So far it has gone well but we know that we will have our tough days but we will try and eradicate them early. Get rid of the silly mistakes before we come up against big challenges right throughout the season and we have to be ready for that. That is where you see the braveness.”

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