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Celtic: Jack Hendry explains why he had to leave Celtic

Celtic: Jack Hendry explains why he had to leave Celtic - Celtic News

Celtic defender Jack Hendry has admitted that life at Parkhead had become too tough to handle.

Hendry glad to get away

The 25-year-old spent two seasons at Celtic Park and was brought to the club by former manager Brendan Rodgers in 2018 for £1.5m.

Hendry was heavily criticised by supporters during his time with the Bhoys and only made 27 appearances during that time, which included a brief spell at A-League side Melbourne City last season.

Currently on loan at Belgian outfit KV Oostende, Hendry has scored once from his first six appearances at the club as he tries to revitalise his career (TransferMarkt).

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Speaking to Sport/Foot Magazine (via Sport Witness), Hendry revealed reasons why he had to make the move to Belgium and explained what it was like to wear the green and white shirt.

“I was playing at Celtic and the pressure was enormous: you had to win every game,” he said. “I could go outside without being approached in the street. I made a big step backwards by going to [Australia], but I needed calm, to empty my head, to only focus on football.

“At Celtic, I played in the middle with Boyata. It was good, but not always. I needed some air. Unfortunately, I quickly injured my knee, and then the pandemic struck, so everything stopped.”

Transfer Tavern take

Hendry has had a tough time at Parkhead, and is still on the books with the Hoops. But it appears to be only a matter of time until he is permanently sold as opportunities in the first team are looking slimmer and slimmer with each passing year of his contract.

With his current deal set to expire in 2022, the Hoops may look to cash in as the time on it diminishes, and will have to see whether Oostender trigger the option to buy.

Nevertheless, his progression will be monitored until the end of the season and Neil Lennon will have made a mutual decision by then, along with Hendry.

In other news, pundit blasts talkSPORT host after he called for Neil Lennon’s sacking.

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