'Technically he is very good' – Mackay praises Rangers starlet after int'l display
Performance director of the Scottish Football Association, Malky Mackay, has heaped praise on Rangers youngster Kai Kennedy after his standout performance in the Scotland Under-19s 1-0 win against Germany.
Scotland top the group after their stunning win against the Germans on Tuesday, with Rangers winger Josh McPake scoring the winning goal.
Kennedy almost scored Scotland’s second goal against Germany, when he hit the post, and he added two assists in the previous game against Andorra.
Talking in the Scottish Sun, Mackay said, “I thought Kai got more and more confident the second half went on against Germany.
As Billy [Stark] said, Kai Kennedy, Dapo [Mebude] and Josh McPake showed real belief.
“He did really well to buy the foul for his free-kick in the second half and the shot was very well executed, just hitting the post with the keeper maybe getting a wee touch on it.
“We have high hopes for him and I’m sure Rangers have high hopes for him.”
Kennedy is under contract until 2021 and he’s already turned heads for the Rangers Under-17 side.
He was named Player of the Tournament when they won the Al Kass International Cup in Qatar in February.
That was enough to get him on the radar of Roma, who were keen on a move to take the youngster to Serie A in the summer.
That didn’t happen and a loan move is surely the next logical move for the talented attacker, possibly as early as January.
In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson wants Rangers to make £2m move in January