Potential Jack Hendry exit would benefit both the player and Celtic

By John Reid

January 3, 2020

It seems that Jack Hendry’s time at Celtic could be coming to a temporary end. The Hoops centre-back, who is out of favour with the first-team squad, is a loan target for Lincoln and Blackpool, as reported by the Daily Record.

Hendry has only featured once for the Hoops first-team so far this season, and looks a long way away from a regular start in the first-team.

Indeed, it can be said that a move away from the club would benefit both the player and Celtic. For Hendry, it would mean a chance of playing regular football, which the report claims that he is ‘keen’ to do.

Move would give player chance of regular football

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He can’t be happy with his lack of playing time, so a loan spell for the second-half of the season could appeal to the player, as he looks to get his career back on track.

The move would benefit Celtic as it would allow the club to get a player off the books who looks to have no long-term future with the club.

You would think that should Hendry do well in his loan move that he will be eager to leave Celtic on a permanent basis in the summer. That is not something that Celtic would stand in the way of, should the teams interested have the money for the player.

Will other teams declare interest in player?

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It will be interesting to see if any more teams are interested in Hendry before the window closes. After all, the transfer window has only been open for three days.

That gives any interested parties plenty of time to declare an interest in the centre-back. If not, a move away in January would be a good thing for the player anyway.

Celtic might well be very busy when it comes to transfer business in January, a move away for Hendry could be just the start.