'I loved my time here' - Jack Hendry opens up about Celtic rejection
Celtic enforcer Jack Hendry has reflected on his time with the Hoops academy setup when he was a youngster, and reveals that he loved his time in Glasgow despite not making the grade.
Speaking to this weeks Celtic View, the impressive defender claimed it was nice to be back at Celtic Park, after securing a deadline day switch to the Scottish giants.
“I loved my time here when I was in the younger age-groups, going abroad to tournaments and such.
“It was brilliant and the coaching was really good,” Hendry added.
The 22-year-old did not make the cut at his first attempt, and was forced to test his hand further afield, signing for Peterbrough United as a 16-year-old, as so many youngsters have to do.
“I got to 16 and ventured down south but it was an enjoyable time.
“You just have to pick yourself up and take the positives from it, as it was an enjoyable experience,” Hendry stated.
However, fast forward six years, and the Scotland under-21 international has seen his ‘boyhood’ dreams realised, putting pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal at Celtic Park.
Hendry is expected to feature more heavily for Brendan Rodger’s men, due to injuries sustained along the back four.
In his first game versus Kilmarnock, Hendry had to play an integral role, as both Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer had to be substituted early on due to injuries.
The 22-year-old is also expected to feature for the Hoops as they face Zenit in the Europa League this coming week.
In other Celtic news, this Hoops ace has stated that he was not allowed to leave the club during the summer transfer window.