Centre-half Jack Hendry has ended speculation about his future by signing a loan deal with Melbourne City for the remainder of the season as reported by the BBC Sport website.
The defender said of the move:
“It’s an exciting prospect to come to a league across the globe”.
“For the time I am at the club, I’m fully committed to achieving success at Melbourne City”.
Hendry has been linked with various moves over the last few weeks and he will be glad to have something concrete secured so that he can get back to playing first-team football with just 11 minutes of action this season.
The Scotland international had been seen as one of the country’s brightest prospects when the Parkhead club paid Dundee £1.5m for his services in 2018, his ability on the ball and reading of the game making him an attractive proposition for a team that dominates possession.
The 24-year-old has struggled to adapt to life at Celtic and has, as yet, failed to rediscover the form that earned him a move to the champions in the first instance, with two and a half years still to run on his contract he has plenty time to turn things around.
Melbourne is a surprise destination for Hendry to embark on a new adventure with Hearts having been tipped as the most likely club for him to be able to achieve his aspirations of a return to the national team set-up.
Will Jack Hendry play for Celtic again?
Whether or not the move is designed for Hendry to regain confidence prior to competing for a starting berth in the green and white hoops or if it is to put him in the shop window remains to be seen but either way he has done the right thing by leaving the club as neither party were gaining anything with him rotting away with the development squad.