Rangers loanee Kai Kennedy has ended his loan spell at Inverness, but he may be set to move on loan to another Championship side for the rest of the season.

The Scottish Sun reports that the player is set to sign a new contract with the Ibrox side, then move on loan to Raith Rovers for the second-half of the season.

The 18-year-old spent the first-half of the season on loan at Inverness, but that has come to an end. Inverness explained why the player decided not to extend the loan deal on the club’s website.

“Exceptionally well”

“Kai played 10 times for the club, scoring once, and acquitted himself exceptionally well both in training and in games” the statement began (Official Inverness website).

Kai Kennedy is at Inverness until January

Kai Kennedy has left Inverness (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Unfortunately he found the pandemic restrictions and the fact he was so far away from his family particularly difficult and became increasingly, and understandably, homesick. We wish Kai the best for the rest of his career at Rangers and thank him for all of his efforts” it concluded.

 

It is unfortunate for the player and the club that the loan deal had to end early. But Inverness still seem very appreciative of Kennedy for his performances.

Boost in promotion bid

Should Raith land the player as has been reported, then that would be a boost in their bid to win promotion to the Premiership.

Kai Kennedy scores his first goal for Inverness

Kai Kennedy scores his first goal for Inverness (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

At the moment they sit in fourth place in the Championship, in the promotion play-off places. Their chances of reaching those play-off places would be enhanced with having a player of Kennedy’s talents in the squad.

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