Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson has compared on-loan Glasgow Rangers ace Kai Kennedy to Gers legend Davie Cooper.
The 18-year-old joined Inverness on loan for the 2020/21 campaign, and he has impressed so far, managing one assist in six matches in all competitions.
Robertson is clearly delighted with the teenager, and he even compared Kennedy to Rangers legend Cooper. He told The Press and Journal (via Glasgow Live):
“I’ll show my age – I think he goes back to the tanner ball player we know in Scotland, such as Jimmy Johnstone, Willie Johnston and Davie Cooper.
“He beats people for fun and gets out of tight situations – he’s a crowd pleaser.
“Even in training when we see him getting the ball, he excites us. He goes past players and we think he’s going to lose it, then the next minute he wriggles away and he has created something.
“Kai at times looks like a wee ragamuffin as he just bounces about, but he goes past people and excites people. That’s the type of player we wanted to come.
“He suits our style of play, which was a big reason why Rangers let him come to us. They know we attempt to play good football on the ground.
“Having someone with Kai’s physique, it was important he played in a team that suited his style.”
Huge praise indeed
This is huge praise indeed for Kennedy – Cooper is arguably one of the greatest players ever to play for the club. He spent 12 years at Ibrox, helping the club win 13 trophies in all. If Kennedy can go on to achieve even the half of that then he will have done well for himself.
Would you be sad to see Kai Kennedy leave?
This is an important campaign for Kennedy after recent controversies. It had been reported that the forward wanted to leave the Gers over worries about playing time, refusing a new deal around the time Gerrard took a pop at ‘egos’ in the academy.
If he can impress whilst on loan however, all of that may not be an issue. Given his talent, Steven Gerrard will be hoping he continues to shine.
In other news, this star Rangers man’s attitude has been questioned.
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