Date: 19th May 2021 at 7:20pm
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Podcaster John Walker has recently talked about Jack Hendry and his future at Celtic.

Hendry was loaned out to Belgian club Oostende last summer, and the Scotsman has won Sport Voetbal’s Player of Year award in the Belgian Pro League. The defender has also earned a call-up to the Euros.

John Walker from the Scots Abroad podcast appeared as a guest on the latest episode of Go Radio Football Show where he talked about Hendry’s situation and his future at Celtic.

Does Hendry deserve another chance at Celtic?

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The podcaster believes that while the Scotsman can return to Parkhead, he doesn’t want him to come back to Celtic and wants him to play in a league that suits him more in a technical sense.

When asked about his situation, Walker stated: “He’s become like the kind of natural leader within that team. You can see he’s so much more confident and the errors seem to have dropped out of his game dramatically.

“The comparison of Rangers – like look at the few goals Rangers have conceded in the SPL this year, and if you look at Rangers against Antwerp, it kind of showed the attacking prowess that he’s up against week on week.

“So that was like a fair comparison, for me. He’s playing against really dangerous attackers, one of whom Rangers have actually signed [] going into the new season. I think he could come back and play for Celtic but I don’t think he should, I think he should stay in a league that suits him technically.”

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TIF Thoughts on Hendry’s future…

Considering the accolade that Hendry has earned in Belgium and the fact that he has been called up by Steve Clarke for the Euros, the Scotsman has certainly improved as a defender since he was barely involved in Celtic’s first team last season.

Shane Duffy’s loan stint has ended at Celtic and Kristoffer Ajer is reportedly being eyed by Norwich and Newcastle. Hatem Abd Elhamed also departed back in February.

This clearly shows that Celtic will need defensive options next season and considering Hendry’s rise to prominence, perhaps he deserves a chance.

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