In the next 24 hours, Rangers winger Kai Kennedy will be on loan

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Over the next 24 hours, Raith Rovers are set to sign Rangers winger Kai Kennedy on loan.

Since convincing the hierarchy at Ibrox that he deserves to stay longer, the 18-year-old is close to signing a new deal with Rangers.

The international agreement for Scotland Under-19 would have expired at the end of the season, but before being loaned out to Rovers, he would sign a new agreement.

This season, Kennedy played 10 times on loan for Inverness Caley Thistle and the Highlanders had a first choice after January but announced his return to Rangers.

However, his return to Rangers was confirmed by the Highlanders. They based this on the challenges in Inverness – away from his parents for the first time – where the young man has to survive on his own.

Signing with Raith would allow him to return and ease his homesickness to his family home in Glasgow.

An Inverness statement read: “The club can confirm that the loan period for Kai Kennedy has come to an end.”

Kai played for the club 10 times, scoring one goal. He did very well in training as well as in sports.

Unfortunately, he found it especially challenging to restrict the pandemic and to be so far away from his family and became gradually and understandably homesick.

“We wish Kai the best for the rest of his career with the Rangers and thank him for his service.”

With on-loan Aberdeen youngster Ethan Ross and former Wolves, Hamilton Accies and Ross County winger Dan Armstrong currently bolstering John McGlynn’s forward line out wide, Kennedy will add to Raith’s attacking options.

Once the paperwork for the new contract and loan is done, the transfer is expected to be confirmed on Thursday.

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