Jack Hendry insists he’s keen to learn from his ‘world class’ teammates at Celtic.
The Scottish youngster put in arguably his best performance for the Hoops last weekend as he came on for the last 30 minutes of their 3-2 win over Rangers at Ibrox.
Following Jozo Simunovic’s red card with the score at 2-2, Brendan Rodgers put Hendry on in an attempt to stabilise things at the back for his team.
And that’s exactly what happened, with Hendry showing exactly why Celtic spent £1.2million to sign him from Dundee in January as he helped them win 3-2.
With Simunovic’s suspension, Hendry could set for some more game time over the next few games and he sounds ready for the challenge after settling in alongside his ‘world class’ teammates.
Speaking to the press today ahead of Celtic’s Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell on Sunday, Hendry, per the club’s official Twitter, said: “If I need to play on Sunday, I’ll look forward to it and I’ll be more than ready if that opportunity comes.
“We have a brilliant squad here so there’s competition in every area which I think helps everyone to play at their best level.
“I feel like I’m improving each day whether that’s on the pitch or in the gym. You’re around world class players and coaching staff so it’s great to learn from them.
“It’s been a really good week. Coming off the weekend has been good for the squad. It’s great to be here and I feel like I’m settle in well.
“It meant a lot to play at the weekend. That’s one of the reasons why I came to Celtic and I enjoyed every minute.”
Signing a four-and-a-half year deal at the age of 22, Hendry looks like he’s at Celtic for the long haul so it will be interesting to how he develops between now and the end of the season.
Rodgers certainly doesn’t have the stability at centre back that he’d probably want at this stage of the campaign so there’s an opportunity there for Hendry to stake a claim at the position.
If he can, then that’s bound to improve Celtic going into a very important part of the season.