According to The Daily Record, Celtic are planning on letting centre-back Jack Hendry leave on loan this month.
The 23-year-old arrived at Parkhead this time last year, and despite a promising start to his life in Glasgow, has fallen out of favour with manager Brendan Rodgers this season. The defender’s fate was sealed at the beginning of the season, when some unsure performances for The Bhoys in the Champions League qualification saw him become persona non grata with the Scottish giants.
He has featured very little for the club since then, making fleeting appearances in varying competitions. While a loan away may be the best thing for the three-cap Scotland international, it may spell worrying times for him. A loan like this is usually the precursor to a permanent move in the summer. It is effectively a way of Celtic putting him in the shop window for all potential suitors to make a swoop in the summer.
Hendry will know that his chances of resurrecting his Celtic career are very slim, and will therefore be desperate to perform if he is loaned away. He will know that the only way he can work his way back into Brendan Rodgers’ plans is by performing over the next few months.
What will fill Hendry with confidence as well is the potential departure of Dedryck Boyata. Should the Belgian leave, The Hoops may find themselves in a precarious position, be it in January or the summer, whereby they are very thin on the ground with centre-backs. Either way, Hendry must perform over the next few months to save his career.
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