Defender Jack Hendry fears that he has played his last game for Celtic, according to a report from Football Insider.
The 24-year-old has yet to make a single appearance for the Bhoys this season and has in fact not played at all for the club since Neil Lennon replaced Brendan Rodgers in February.
He was reportedly close to leaving Parkhead in the summer transfer window, with a deal in place for him to join Kilmarnock on loan whilst Greg Taylor would go in the opposite direction.
However, Hendry pulled out of the deal at the last minute and chose to remain at Celtic and they were forced to agree a cash-only deal for Taylor.
Since then the former Wigan Athletic man has been frozen out of the team and has not made the matchday squad at all this term.
Despite being still at the club, the report from Football Insider suggests that he is not confident of playing anytime soon.
There were reports that he may leave for the Portuguese league, but with their transfer window having now closed he is stuck in Glasgow until January. Indeed, with the Bhoys having conceded just two goals all season in the league, it does seem unlikely that Lennon will be in much of a rush to change things at the back.
In fact, even earlier this month, the Hoops manager was quoted in the Scottish Sun as saying: “it’s going to be difficult for him but it’s down to him to take it head on.”
The likes of Christopher Jullien, Kristoffer Ajer, Jozo Simunovic and Nir Bitton are seemingly all ahead of him in the pecking order, whilst Lennon could also turn to Hatem Abd Elhamed instead of Hendry if there was an injury crisis.
Chris Sutton has previously praised (per the Daily Record) Jullien following his arrival and believes he ‘has the makings of a leader’, while the Bhoys’ impressive domestic defensive stats suggest the others are doing a good job.
It is some fall from grace for the centre-back, who forced his way into the Scottish international set-up last year.
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