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Celtic already made to rue Jack Hendry sale after Scotland win and Postecoglou appointment

Had Celtic fans been told in the summer of 2020 that they would receive a £1.5 million fee for Jack Hendry one year later, they would have been overjoyed to send him off on loan to Oostende.

Hendry’s time at Parkhead did not work out. He struggled to cement a spot in the side. And when he did play, he looked somewhat out of his depth.

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The 26-year-old ultimately enjoyed a brilliant spell last season. And shortly after signing permanently for the Belgian club, he was on the move again with Club Brugge.

Meanwhile, Hendry continues to be a key player in Steve Clarke’s plans for Scotland.

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And in the latest instalment of proving his doubters wrong, Hendry went on to produce a defensive masterclass as the Scots beat Austria in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

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Admittedly, some Celtic fans will never be convinced by the centre-back.

But surely, some must be tempted to wonder what could have been had Ange Postecoglou got the chance to work with Hendry.

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Hendry can be excellent in possession. He is also comfortable in a back two or three.

And when fans see how Postecoglou seems to have given Antony Ralston’s career a new lease of life, it is easy to see why some may wish Hendry was still available.

The centre-back position is still a work in progress for Postecoglou. Carl Starfelt has had a mixed time since arriving. And fans are awaiting their first glimpses of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Christopher Jullien this season.

It is impossible to say whether Hendry would have shone under Postecoglou or not.

But it says a lot about his form over the last year for club and country that some fans feel that it is now a topic for discussion.

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