Everton signing Kennedy inspired by Naismith

Former Kilmarnock winger Michael Kennedy is excited about his move to Everton.

Former Kilmarnock winger Michael Kennedy is excited about his move to Everton.

Kennedy has set his sights on following fellow Kilmarnock old boy Steven Naismith into the Everton first-team – but knows he will have to be patient to achieve his goal.

"It feels brilliant to be an Everton player because it's a massive, massive team," the youngster told evertontv. "Obviously I've followed in Naismith's footsteps [by coming here]. He started at Kilmarnock as well so it's good for myself to follow in his footsteps.

"I've watched him since I was a young boy, since I was about 10. I've always watched him and I think he's brilliant.

"I can't wait to move down and get started now."

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