'People turned on him' - McNamara claims Celtic 24y/o will have one eye on Parkhead exit


Jack Hendry could have one eye on the exit door at Celtic after struggling for game time in the first team last season, according to Jackie McNamara.

The former Celtic and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the 24-year-old has so far failed to live up to expectations and that pressure is mounting on his shoulders.

With just four Premiership appearances and 15 across all competitions last season, injury hindering his campaign, Hendry was a bystander for long periods as his teammates secured a third successive treble.

With such limited playing time, McNamara suggests that Hendry will be looking at leaving Celtic Park to reignite his career both domestically and on the international stage.

He told Football Insider: “Jack was kind of in and out last year, he made a couple of mistakes early on and a lot of people turned on him a wee bit. That’s part and parcel of handling Celtic, it’s how you handle the fallout from games.

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“Like most players he’ll be wanting to play. I don’t know (if I’d keep him), you’ve got to think about the player as well. He was playing at Dundee before we signed him, he’s had a taste of the Scottish setup as well. 

“The lad might want to go out and play himself rather than waiting for opportunities or sitting and watching.”

Since rejoining the Bhoys in the winter window of 2018, having left Parkhead as a youngster back in 2011 Hendry has 26 first team appearances under his belt.

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