Matthew Kennedy joined Everton on 31 August 2012 for a nominal fee from Kilmarnock.
He made his Scottish Premier League debut as a 16-year-old against Hibernian in November 2011.
The wide player went on to make 14 appearances for the Rugby Park outfit before his switch to Goodison Park.
As of his move to Everton, he had also made 13 appearances and scored four times for Scotland Under-17s and would later represent his country at Under-19 and Under-21 levels.
Kennedy's 2013/14 campaign was split between Everton's Under-21 side and loan spells at Tranmere and MK Dons.
He then joined Hibernian for the start of the 2014/15 season, linking up with former Everton Under-21s coach Alan Stubbs.
He returned to Everton at the beginning of 2015 but made a permanent switch to Cardiff City on transfer deadline day the following month.