Celtic rookie in line to make debut as radical overhaul planned for next game - report
By Richard Parks
Celtic youngster Jack Hendry is set to make his Scotland debut for their clash against Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday, according to a report.
The Daily Record report that the defender, who joined the Hoops from Dundee in January, is to be fast-tracked into the starting XI of Alex McLeish’s side for the friendly fixture.
It is said that McLeish will “radically alter the personnel of his team” following Friday night’s 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica at Hampden Park.
Hendry, 22, was an unused substitute for the low key clash, which was the first match of Alex McLeish’s second stint in charge of the national side.
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What a stunning rise it has been for Hendry, who is a ‘young’ 22 in football terms as he has still only made 61 senior appearances in his career, just five of which have been for Celtic. Indeed, he was a fringe player at Wigan last season in the third tier of English football, which makes his reportedly imminent Tartan Army debut all the more remarkable. Hendry has made a sound start to his Celtic career, and looks destined for a long career at the top, with his awareness and reading of the game improving so rapidly. He is good enough to be a Scotland mainstay for years to come.
In other Celtic news, it has been revealed today that the Scottish champions have launched a bid to sign the a brilliant English Championship player who is out of contract this summer.