Raith Rovers have completed the signing of Dundee United prospect Kai Fotheringham on a season-long loan.
The highly-rated playmaker is seen as an ideal replacement for Rangers kid Kai Kennedy, who spent the second half of last term at Stark’s Park and joined Dunfermline last week.
Fotheringham, 18, was farmed out to Falkirk in March, making 13 appearances for the Bairns and scoring his first ever senior goal in a 2-1 Scottish Cup triumph against Arbroath.
He has played once for the Tannadice first-team, making a half-hour cameo in the 6-2 Betfred Cup victory at Brechin City last October.
Fotheringham remains highly-rated by United chiefs and a stint with John McGlynn’s ambitious, free-flowing side is seen as the perfect proving ground for the diminutive schemer.
“His experience at Falkirk and being part of a title challenge will help massively as he joins a side that will look to be in a similar fight this year.
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“Kai is an impressive young attacking talent and his development will benefit greatly from regular first-team football in the Scottish Championship.”
Fotheringham becomes the second United kid to be sent out on loan, with defender Ross Graham having joined Rovers’ Fife rivals Dunfermline earlier this summer.
He is Raith’s ninth summer arrival and is likely to be the final bit of incoming business McGlynn does in this transfer window.