Kennedy looking to bright future at Motherwell

SFMT_Livingston v Motherwell Friendly 18th July 2015
SFMT_Livingston v Motherwell Friendly 18th July 2015

Motherwell new boy Kieran Kennedy is hoping to benefit from re-establishing an old partnership with fellow Fir Park central defender Louis Laing.

Motherwell new boy Kieran Kennedy is hoping to benefit from re-establishing an old partnership with fellow Fir Park central defender Louis Laing.

Kennedy and Laing played together in their England under-19 days and the former Manchester City kid believes this can help them both in the 2015-2016 Scottish Premiership campaign.

Kennedy, speaking after Saturday’s 2-0 friendly victory at Livingston, said: “We only went on the one tour together with England under-19s but I know what Louis is about and he knows what I’m about.

“I’ve got a really good pairing with him.

“There is a great set of lads here at Motherwell. The competition will keep me on my toes.”

Kennedy – who spent 14 years playing youth football at Man City – said he had been “in awe” when walking past world class stars like David Silva and Sergio Aguero in the Etihad Stadium corridors.

The young central defender, now a Motherwell player after being released by Leicester City this summer, also played in friendlies against both Borussia Monchengladbach and Heerenveen during ’Well’s recent stint in Holland.

He said: “I’m very happy to be with Motherwell. I’ve really enjoyed it since signing.

“I was nervous when first arriving, but on the first day every one of the players came up to me, shook my hand and introduced themselves. That really helped.

“I’m looking forward to playing in the Scottish Premiership. I needed this because I’ve been stuck in under-21s football for a long time.”