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30th Mar, 2018 | 11:04am

Celtic 22-year-old is earning all plaudits, but he still has a lot to prove


Celtic defender Jack Hendry has been garnering plenty of praise after a successful Scotland debut against Hungary.

The 22-year-old centre-back was lauded for a solid performance in his debut for his country, with Hoops Brendan Rodgers claiming that Henry can be a ‘mainstay’ for the national side for the next 10 years, as reported by Sky Sports.

Whilst the player will no doubt take huge encouragement for his performance for the national team, he still has it all to prove at Celtic, where his performances since joining the club from Dundee in January have been nothing special.

In a way it was a bit odd that Scotland boss Alex McLeish selected Hendry for the national team in the first place, as he hasn’t really stood out for the Hoops so far.

Kristoffer Ajer might have been at the club longer that Hendry, but at three years longer he already looks a far better prospect than the former Dundee man.

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That’s not to say that Hendry won’t go on to be a very good player for the Hoops in the future, and an Ajer-Hendry partnership for the Champions League qualifiers in July must be something that has crossed the manager’s mind.

But as yet Hendry seems like a player slightly overwhelmed at the move to the Scottish champions, hopefully his experiences with the national team will feed into his Hoops performances and he can go on to have a great career with the club.

In other Celtic news, Hoops fans want Scott Bain to sign for the Bhoys on a permanent deal

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