Celtic defender Jack Hendry is being targeted by Kilmarnock and Motherwell for a possible loan move, as reported by the Daily Record.
According to the Daily Record, the 24-year-old is “frustrated” at his lack of gametime for the Hoops, having not featured for the club since Neil Lennon replaced Brendan Rodgers just under six months ago.
Celtic-focused Twitter account @CelticGossip expressed the view that it would be no surprise if Hendry was to leave the club, possibly in a deal involving another player moving in the opposite direction.
I'd not be surprised to see Jack Hendry join a club with a player coming to us the other way as part of the deal. It has not worked out for the lad and I wish him well in the next stage of his career. HH pic.twitter.com/sOleQGd3EH
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) August 21, 2019
Hendry was brought to Celtic from Dundee by Brendan Rodgers in January 2018, with BBC reporting that he signed a deal up to summer 2022.
The Scotland international made 11 Premiership appearances in the second half of the 2017/18 campaign for Celtic but featured just four times in the league last season and 15 times in total during 2018/19.
His most recent appearance for the Hoops was as a substitute in a 4-1 win against Motherwell in late February, which was Rodgers’ final game in charge before he left Celtic two days later to take the manager’s job at Leicester.
These Celtic fans took to Twitter to give their views on Hendry, feeling that the defender should be moved on to pastures new:
I tried to defend the lad at the start but the more he played the worse he got. He def needs to go away and make a fresh start for himself!
— Mark H (@Finch1888) August 21, 2019
Started reasonably well but seemed to lose confidence quickly. Poor in dealing with h high ball into box but not the only one like that.
— Johncarlin1951 (@johncarlin1951) August 21, 2019
That “performance” v thistle where he ran around in circles three times and hoofed it into the stand us the most bizarre thing I’ve seen on a football pitch
— Tambo Unchained (@ThomasTambo) August 21, 2019
JH plus 3m for McKenna?
— Gerry Sherry (@GerrySherry) August 21, 2019
If the squad is too bloated yet needs improved then surely someone has thought of Hendry and Ralston for Taylor and O'Donnell at Killie. Not my first choices for signing but it is an improvement to who we are swapping
— larry bird (@larrybirdboston) August 21, 2019
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If they got Taylor from Killie with Hendry as part of the deal, that would be a good piece of business, not that keen on Taylor unless we are getting a bargain, however he does offer a complete contrast to Boli, solid defensively not as attacking, would need a lot of developing.
— CelticBall (@BallCeltic) August 21, 2019