Plenty of Celtic fans are willing to remain patient with defender Jack Hendry despite criticism of the player’s performances increasing in volume recently.
Hendry’s loss of possession led to Rosenborg’s opening goal last night, a mistake that has added fuel to the fire of debate surrounding the player’s future in Brendan Rodgers’ starting eleven.
However, the 23-year-old rebounded well against the Norwegians to produce a solid defensive performance, especially in a second half that was arguably his best 45 minutes in a Hoops shirt.
Signing from Dundee in January, life at Celtic Park has been a steep learning curve for the Scotland international, who has never played regular football under the pressure that week-to-week action for Celtic brings.
Still, he definitely has the support of many, with fans taking to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share positive thoughts about the player’s performance against Rosenborg and his prospects of ‘making it’ at Celtic.
Is that jack hendry not won a game for Celtic patter died down now. Thank fuck. Can’t remember a young player given less of a chance in a Celtic jersey. Forrest used to be that guy. Anyhow he’s learning and will get there.
— Kenny (@Celticbynature) July 25, 2018
Folk need to get aff jack hendry’s back he’s fucking 23 and made a mistake the over reaction to it is frightening . Let him settle into the team.
— david mclaughlin (@davidmcl67) July 26, 2018
I thought he was excellent in the 2nd half
— dermot m (@hoops2167) July 26, 2018
Watched last night's game again
Apart from the obvious mistake
A thought jack hendry played well
Seen people saying he's not good enough Because of a misplaced pass
— Mark Daly (@markdaly82) July 26, 2018
3 guys in an untried back 4 were 22years old or younger. Excellent work by all 4. There’s only 1 way the boy will learn
— J (@the_LEGEND1976) July 26, 2018
Mark yer auld da's words, Jack Hendry will be a player for Celtic in the future.
— Olivier Rébily (@ORebily) July 26, 2018
Big jack done well last night, I don't get why people are on his back. We had three young lads in defence, and they were excellent ????
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) July 26, 2018
How can the Rosenborg goal be solely Jack Hendry's fault? He gave it away 70 yds from goal! We had opportunities to commit a cynical foul, Broony slipped at a crucial moment & Gamboa allowed the goalscorer to run off him. Some Celtic fans always want a boo boy. Fannies these folk
— Simon Ingram (@Simon_Ingram79) July 26, 2018
The same morons slated Forrest and Calmac.
Just Hendrys turn and he will make them look like the mugs they are as well.
— Shaysda (@shaysda) July 25, 2018
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