Celtic loan man Jack Hendry has dream weekend with first goal in over 3 years; wins the game in Belgium

By John McGinley

September 13, 2020

Celtic defender Jack Hendry got his loan spell at Belgian club KV Oostende off to dream start this weekend.

He scored the last-minute winning goal in a 1-0 victory over KV Mechelen on Saturday, the club’s first win of the season.

Hendry was making his competitive debut after arriving from Glasgow during the summer. He had only made the bench in the Belgian side’s opening league games.

The Scotland cap failed to score during his Celtic career and hasn’t netted for any club since way back at the start of the 2017/18 season with Dundee.

Jack Hendry in action for Celtic / (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Alongside a clean sheet, it’s a great boost for the Brendan Rodgers signing, who had to endure a massive setback at the start of the year following a loan move to Australia.

He suffered a horror knee injury in just his second match for Melbourne City but has bounced back well.

This goal, only his third ever in professional football, will hopefully do his confidence the world of good and help him secure regular week-to-week football.

Hendry didn’t quite make the grade at Celtic but with his contract running until 2022, it’s good for the club if he impresses and secures a permanent move somewhere next summer.

Jack Hendry in action for Celtic / (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Oostende have the option to buy the 25-year-old, so there’s every chance his temporary spell becomes a serious commitment.

Along with the other loan Bhoys at various other clubs this season, we’ll be keeping a close eye on his progress.

In other news, Shane Duffy has shared that Neil Lennon was angry in the dressing room at half-time vs Ross County, to great effect.