Jack Hendry’s move to Hull City seemed to be a goer earlier on this summer, yet still he remains at Celtic.
The former Dundee centre-back has had his reputation shattered in Glasgow over the last 18 months. The scrutiny of Hendry has been a tad over the top at times, but he didn’t help himself. Poor displays in last season’s Champions League qualifiers didn’t bode well for him.
Now, he’s so far out of the picture that you can’t see him getting a game at all this season. Even when we have no defenders left, Neil Lennon still turns to a midfielder in Nir Bitton instead of Hendry.
So far, Hendry has yet to feature for a single minute under the current Celtic manager. It’s clear he isn’t rated by the Parkhead boss, and the move to the Championship side looked a great step (Daily Mail).
Unfortunately, however, it just seemed to disappear. He was apparently close to joining the Tigers, but the move simply never came about. It’s almost as if we woke up one day and it was as if the speculation had never happened.
Jack Hendry’s move out of Parkhead must still happen
Now, he’s stuck in a difficult place at Celtic Park. He isn’t playing for Tommy McIntyre’s development team, whilst he’s nowhere near good enough for Lennon’s first-team squad.
Celtic could do with doing him a favour and seriously helping him find a route out of Glasgow this season. Stagnating outside of match-day squads on a weekly basis won’t do anything to help anyone.
It’s worth bearing in mind that the Parkhead side have Hendry tied up until the summer of 2022 (Transfermarkt). It’s also in our best interests to find the ex-Dundee man some game-time.
Sure, we’ll all have our feelings on Hendry. Some may still feel there’s something there, whilst many will feel he’s lost cause. But Celtic can’t afford to think that way, and it’s not fair on Hendry for them to feel so either.
Finding him a loan move, even to another Scottish side, would help him a lot more than his current situation is. With the English transfer market closed, heading down there isn’t an option anymore.
But that shouldn’t stop us in trying to find a place for him to continue his development. Hopefully, we can do so before September 2nd.