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18th Mar, 2018 | 1:23pm

Celtic 22-year-old has major opportunity as Rodgers hands him start v Motherwell


Celtic face Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday, with manager Brendan Rodgers making two changes from the side which defeated Rangers in the team which was announced a short time ago on the Hoops’ official Twitter page.

Odsonne Edouard gets the nod to start after his winning goal in the Old Firm derby, and Jack Hendry makes only his third start for the Hoops since joining from Dundee in January, replacing the suspended Jozo Simunovic with Kieran Tierney also out.

This is a big chance for Hendry, 22, to make one of the three centre-back positions at Parkhead his own. Whilst the Bhoys play three at the back, it seems that two places are reserved for Kristoffer Ajer and Dedryck Boyata, who isn’t dropped after his awful performance at Ibrox.

The other place is a fight between Hendry, Simunovic and Marvin Compper, and if Hendry turns in a good display against Motherwell he could find himself a first team regular.

Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers must admire the player quite a bit, as he sanctioned the Hoops spending £1million on the player in January, and you don’t usually spend that amount of money on a player if he is going to be a reserve.

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Hendry has had a stop-start aspect to his Hoops career so far, but this is a real chance for him to show that he deserves to be in the first time going forward.

In other Celtic news, comments by Brendan Rodgers have cast doubt on the future of Stuart Armstrong

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