On-loan Celtic centre-half has made an impressive debut as he embarks on a new adventure in Australia with the 24-year-old earning a place in the A-League team of the week according to The Scottish Sun.
Melbourne coach Erick Mombaerts said of Hendry’s debut:
“It’s a very good start – a good start against Perth, a clean sheet and we were strong. I’m sure we will be better in the future.”
Celtic will be hoping that the Scotland international continues to impress with two and a half years still to run on his contract and being deemed surplus to requirements, they will be hoping that they can secure a permanent exit for him in the summer and recoup some of the £1.5m that Brendan Rodgers paid in January 2018 to sign him from Dundee.
Hendry will still have ambitions of a return to the national team and although he may not get the call if he is playing well in the A-League, a new start in British football playing regularly and back in form could see him earn a recall to Steve Clarke’s squad.
Will Jack Hendry play for Celtic again?
It has been a positive start for Hendry but he needs to maintain it if he is to secure a decent move on his return to Parkhead in the summer as it is clear that Lennon doesn’t rate the towering defender.