Raith star Kennedy loving life in Kirkcaldy

Raith Rovers star Kai Kennedy says he was happy with the draw against Dunfermline.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:00 am
Kai Kennedy in action against Dunfermline (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

The teenage winger says the 0-0 result was a fair reflection of the match in which both side failed to hit the target.

“It was an even game and we battled it out,” the 19-year-old said after the game.

“Obviously we came here wanting to win the game but I don't think it was the worst of results.

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Kennedy takes on Aaron Comrie (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

“In the first half I was finding it hard to get on the ball and be involved. Maybe my movement wasn't good enough.

“In the second half I went out wide more and that's where I found my space.

“That's what I'm here to learn. I need to get on the ball and when I'm not I need to do what I did in the second half tonight.

“The shape of the team was better in the second half.

“In the first half we weren't getting on the ball as much as we'd like but in the second half we created plenty of opportunities.

“We got down the left and right quite well and we had chances to win the game, but a draw isn't the worst of results.”

The on-loan Rangers player says he has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Kirkcaldy since joining at Christmas as his spell at the club comes close to an end.

“I've absolutely loved it.

“I've got experience I needed and I think I'm doing well.

“I've learnt a lot and the gaffer and all the backroom staff have been brilliant.

“In the last few weeks I was kind of off it, but I've got a bit of confidence back now.

Now the 19-year-old says he is confident Rovers can get the win on Saturday that will take them through to the Premiership play-off semi-final.

“We'll take them back to our place now and hopefully get the win that we need.

It's another 90 minute game and we can take confidence from tonight into it.

“We came here and got a clean sheet. If we can do that on Saturday then hopefully we can get the goal that will get us the win.

“It's going to be a huge match. There's always going to be nerves but we will just go into the game and do what we do.

“Hopefully it will be the same as it was the last time we played them at home.”

He added: “I'm really looking forward to it.”