Celtic fans are left surprised by Jack Hendry Scotland development

By Hamish Carton

March 26, 2021

Celtic defender Jack Hendry earned his first Scotland cap in over two years last night.

The centre-back, who’s currently on loan with Belgian top-flight side KV Oostende, played the entirety of Scotland’s thrilling 2-2 draw with Austria.

Hendry played on the right of a back three. Alongside Grant Hanley and Kieran Tierney, the 25-year-old put in a pretty positive display.

Hendry’s Hampden start had been a real surprise, given he didn’t even make the previous international squad, but he coped well on his return.

The 25-year-old had previously been written off by the Hoops faithful but, last night, many were left pondering whether he could still have a future at the club.

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Hendry celebrates with Grant Hanley / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Scotland display has to be the start for Jack Hendry

Now, I’m not going to rewrite history. Nor am I going to kid you on.

All of those above tweets were taken after the match at Hampden. Some of the ones flying around in the early period of the match – as Scotland were battered by the Austrians – were less positive.

Hendry was pretty solid as far as this writer is concerned. But he’ll have to see a lot more of the same if he’s to be convinced that some sort of Celtic revival could be afoot.

Jack Hendry in action for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hendry has another year to run on his current Celtic deal [Tranfermarkt].

So, the club will have to make a pretty quick decision on him this summer.

Maybe they’ve already arrived at that decision.

Recently, over in the 67 Hail Hail YouTube channel, we got a Belgian perspective on how Hendry has played this year. Check it out HERE…


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