'Stallion', 'Greater than John Stones': Fans rave about Celtic 22-year-old on international duty
Celtic defender Jack Hendry played a starring role for Scotland as they beat Hungary 1-0 away in the international friendly on Tuesday.
Matt Phillips scored his first goal on the international scene and Charlie Mulgrew had a penalty saved as the Scot’s dominated throughout in Alex McLeish’s first victory since returning as manager.
And the 22-year-old’s display didn’t go unnoticed as he played with a confidence far beyond his years in a backline that was rarely troubled by the Hungarian’s during the victory.
Hendry has enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom, and having moved to Parkhead in the January transfer window from Dundee, he has benefited no-end under the leadership of Brendan Rodgers.
Despite having only made six outings for the Hoops since his switch, his Northern Irish manager has shown faith in the former Wigan defender and even selected him for the Old Firm derby victory at Ibrox earlier in the month.
Celtic and Scotland fans were eager to remark on Hendry’s mature performance against Hungary and there was even one who stated that the Scot was better than his English counterpart John Stones.
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The right-sided flyer will now be keen to take his form into the Hoops championship run-in, as the club aim to bag yet another title.
Here is a selection of Twitter reactions to supporters who were delighted with the 22-year-old:
Jack Hendry > John Stones
— MM (@michaellmcg) March 27, 2018
Got high hopes for that bhoy ???? big stallion! ????
— The Notorious CSC ???????? (@TheNotoriousCSC) March 27, 2018
Never heard nor see you play @Jack_Hendry2 before tonight… but wow… composure, aggression and pace. You have a great career ahead of you ⚽️⚽️
— Dave Buglass (@davebuglass43) March 27, 2018
Very composed and accomplished performance Jack
— robert arbuckle (@maleysbhoy) March 27, 2018
Well played Jack – you and McKenna looked as if you’d been together for a few seasons, not just playing together for the first time. Here’s to more caps – from a Scotland and Gers fan????
— Billy Sinclair (@BillSinclair242) March 28, 2018
Didn't put a foot wrong. Proud of you. Played as if you had been there for years. All the best for you bright future.
— Cozie Thom (@Cozmiester) March 27, 2018
Superb big man ???????? strolled it
— Mark Reilly (@OrdellRobbieCSC) March 27, 2018
Well done Jack….. rock at the back the nite ????????????
— James Kelly ⭐ (@jay1888kay) March 27, 2018
Congrats big Jack! You have been amazing since your move to Celtic????☘️????
— Peking (@kristofferJoha4) March 27, 2018
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