Jack Hendry managed just 49 minutes of Celtic reserves’ 2-0 loss to Rangers on Monday afternoon in the SPFL reserve league after he picked up an injury.
Hendry was one of a number of first-team players that turned out for Celtic’s reserves to face their Old Firm rivals. He started the match alongside Mikey Johnston, Anthony Ralston and Ewan Henderson.
The former Dundee defender has been out of sorts at Celtic this season. He has managed just 15 appearances for the first team, with the likes of Dedryck Boyata, Filip Benkovic and others ahead of him in the pecking order.
The 23-year-old centre-back was withdrawn after 49 minutes, with Rangers’ academy Twitter page reporting that it looked as though the defender had suffered an injury.
49' SUB: First change for Celtic. Jack Hendry appears to have picked up an injury and is unable to continue. He is replaced by Wallace Duffy. 0-0
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) April 15, 2019
It was Glenn Middleton who proved to be the matchwinner, as the winger scored two goals for the Gers in the second half to snatch the bragging rights.
Celtic fans are already disillusioned with the Brendan Rodgers signing, who has managed just 26 appearances for the Scottish champions since joining the club in January 2018 for £1.5million (Record).
Hendry’s spell at Celtic has been a dismal one. Indeed, the colossal defender is way down the pecking order behind Boyata, Benkovic and Jozo Simunovic are certainly preferred.
Right now, even Kieran Tierney or Nir Bitton would probably come in at centre-back before the Scotland international. Whoever is in charge will have a decision to make this summer.
For the good of his career, Hendry needs to be sold.