Celtic’s Jack Hendry is going to have a big few months ahead of him. The Hoops centre-back was recently ruled out of the rest of this season by manager Neil Lennon after picking up a hamstring injury.
The injury has come at the worst possible time for the player, who would have been looking for some game time once the Premiership title had been wrapped up.
Faces battle to be fit
Now he faces a battle to get fit in time for next season. He also faces a battle to impress the next permanent Celtic boss.
It is fair to see that Neil Lennon didn’t have Hendry at the top of the list when it came to playing defenders. He hasn’t played a single minute since Lennon took over from Brendan Rodgers.
Missed out on possible playing time
However, there would no doubt have been changes made to the Hoops team as soon as the league was won. Hendry could have been given game time and a chance to impress Lennon. Now that chance is gone.
Hendry will have to wait until pre-season to show the new manager what he is made of. He could still have a future at Celtic.
The likes of Filip Benkovic and Dedryck Boyata seem certain to leave the club. Therefore, there will be gaps needing filled in the centre-back area.
Whether Hendry fills one of the gaps will depend on how much he impresses at Celtic over the summer.