Rodgers talks up new Celtic signing despite 1-0 loss v Kilmarnock
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was impressed with his latest signing in the game against Kilmarnock, despite the 1-0 loss.
Jack Hendry, who joined the Hoops ranks on deadline day, played 90 minutes for Celtic in a back three that saw multiple changes occur due to injury.
Speaking in a press conference as quoted by Planet Radio, the former Liverpool manager stated that he liked what he saw from Hendry,
“I thought he did fine, he will certainly feel after this game the expectations of what it is about, but it was a good game for him to come into.”
Hendry started the day lining up with Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer but ended the day alongside Nir Bitton and Kieran Tierney due to injuries.
Club cpatain Scott Brown shares Rodgers’ sentiments, and thinks that with more time the 22-year-old will become a natural with Celtic,
“He has got good ability on the ball, defends really well and has pace as well so he will definitely grow into the position.”
The 22-year-old moved to Celtic Park on deadline day for a fee reported to be £1.2million, after spending one season with Dundee.
Brendan Rodgers must see the young Scot as a long term prospect, and Hendry’s next test could be on saturday, as the Hoops play Partick Thistle in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.
In other Celtic news, it has been reported that the Hoops and Rangers are set to battle it our for this highly rated Championship player.