Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson close to promotion

By Connor Gordon

May 27, 2019

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is two games from winning promotion to Serie A.

After leaving Celtic, the Scot moved to Italy and is currently playing with Hellas Verona.

Henderson is determined to reach the top and all his side needs to do is win two more games.

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The dream was almost not realised as Verona had been out of sorts recently.

Hellas Verona are two games from Serie A promotion. (Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The yellow and blues only managed one win in their last five matched in Serie B.

On Sunday, Verona defeated Pescara in their first play-off by a single goal – a Samuel Di Carmine penalty.

Henderson picked up a booking early on in the contest.

Next up is the following promotion tie against Citadella who have also managed one win in their last five.

They trounced third placed Benevetto on Saturday to set up the match against Verona.

Citadella and Verona will battle it out on Thursday.

Promotion will offer Henderson greater opportunities to improve his career prospects.

Playing regularly in Italy’s top tier could bring him into new Scotland manager, Steve Clarke’s plans.

Liam Henderson can make his way into Steve Clarke’s plans. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Will Henderson be the one that got away from Celtic?

Liam Henderson making right choice?

It’s surprising the 23-year-old went to Serie B to rejuvenate his early career.

He joined Bari before signing for Hellas Verona in the same year.

With Celtic’s many options in midfield, Henderson’s playing time in Glasgow was always going to be restricted.

Even if a return is on the cards, the story isn’t too dissimilar.

Scott Brown and Callum McGregor aren’t going to anywhere.

Plus, Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic are the attacking midfield options.

Liam Henderson’s brother Ewan is making edgeways to first team. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Even Henderson’s younger brother Ewan is breaking into the team recently.

The elder Henderson did make the right choice for his career and Hoops fans should be happy.

He was never going to break into the team and it’s refreshing seeing one of our own doing well.

Everyone will be behind Henderson on Thursday as he aims for promotion.