Kai Kennedy says he ‘just kept the head’ after ignoring transfer noise surrounding West Ham United to sign on loan at Dunfermline.

The teenage winger has signed a season-long loan deal at the cinch Championship club. West Ham United had three bids rejected by Kennedy’s parent club Rangers as they looked to sign the Scotland youth international permanently. But Kennedy says his full focus has been on playing senior football after loans at Inverness and Raith Rovers.

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West Ham United wanted Kennedy. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images for DFB)

He said: “I just kept the head, kept working hard no matter what happened behind the scenes. Whatever happened happened I am just glad to be here and getting back to playing football, I am ready. I just need to keep my head and work hard.

“You go out on loan to prepare and be ready to go back and be part of Rangers first team. That is my ambition but while I’m here I want to do very well for the club and hopefully do well.

 

“The gaffer (Peter Grant) was a really big part of the move and knowing how he wants to play just made me more interested. It is what made the easy decision for me.”

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