Scottish FA performance director Malky Mackay has tipped Rangers starlet Kai Kennedy for the top. 

The 17-year-old dazzled as Scotland claimed top spot ahead of Germany in their qualification group during the international week. 

He claimed two assists in a comfortable 2-0 triumph over Andorra, teeing up Jamie Hamilton and Jack Burroughs. 

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Kennedy followed that up by striking the base of the post and turning in an all-action showing in a stunning 1-0 triumph over the Germans at Firhill on Tuesday night. 

The flying winger is highly-rated by Gers chiefs - and Mackay insists the excitement is shared by the coaches at Hampden. 

Mackay lauded: “I thought Kai got more and more confident s the second half went on against Germany. 

“As Billy [Stark] said, Kai Kennedy, Dapo [Mebude] and Josh McPake showed real belief. 

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“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. 

“Technically, he is very good. He did very well for us over in Turkey last month with Billy’s under-18s team that beat Paraguay. 

“We have high hopes for him and I’m sure Rangers have high hopes for him.”