Jack Hendry has not featured for Celtic this season. The centre-back does not seem to be in Neil Lennon’s plans. However, the transfer window has closed, and he remains a Celtic player.
It had been speculated that Hendry could have been part of the deal that took Greg Taylor to Celtic, but according to reports neither Hendry nor Calvin Miller were keen to leave the club as part of the deal.
So Hendry is still at the club, and still looks as far away from first-team football as before. The question has to be asked – did Hendry make a mistake in not leaving the Hoops?
If the player was looking to play first-team football, then the answer would have to be yes. The chances of Hendry featuring on a regular basis for Kilmarnock would have been quite high.
Contract has a long time to run
However, the player is well within his rights not to leave the club. He still has a contract at the club that runs until 2022.
Therefore, there is a good chance that he won’t be leaving Celtic any time soon. He was linked with a move to Hull back in July, but that didn’t happen, and he remains a Celtic player.
Hendry may end up in a situation similar to that of Scott Sinclair. Sinclair has been left out of the first-team squad in recent weeks, and finds himself currently in limbo. He looks to be nowhere near the first-team squad, but cannot leave the club until January.
Not close to first-team spot
That is what could happen with Hendry. He does not look to be close to a Celtic first-team spot. That has been the case ever since Neil Lennon became manager.
In conclusion, if he wanted to play regular football, it probably was a mistake by Hendry not to leave the Hoops in the transfer window. But as his contract has so much time left, he is under no pressure to leave any time soon. What happens next in Jack Hendry’s career remains to be seen, but it looks like he won’t be leaving Celtic anytime soon.