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2nd Jan, 2017 | 10:29pm

Why a January loan move would suit this Celtic 20-year-old

COMMENT By Emma Sanders

Liam Henderson should go out on loan in January because he is not gaining enough first-team football at Celtic.

The 20-year-old has made just five Premiership appearances under Brendan Rodgers this season and even though he’s made a slight breakthrough into the first team, he should seek regular action elsewhere.

Henderson is a very exciting prospect and he was hugely impressive while on loan at Hibernian last season so he should attract attention from a number of suitors.

The midfielder featured in both home games prior to the Old Firm derby against Rangers but he is unlikely to play much more throughout the rest of the campaign, with Rodgers using him simply as rotation.

He was a major part of the Hibs team which won the Scottish Cup last season and he could be open to a return there.

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“It’s weird this relationship between Hibs and me. It’s like I’ve split up with my girlfriend but am still in love with her,” Henderson told Sky Sports in November.

While it’s clear he has an exciting future, it would be a waste of his talent to stay at Celtic for the remainder of the season given the star-studded company he is surrounded with in midfield.

A loan move elsewhere could further develop his ability and if he is not going to used regularly by Celtic next season, he should look to seal a permanent move in the summer so he should choose his loan move wisely with that in mind.

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