JACK HENDRY is the new hero of KV Oostende after the Celtic misfit netted a 95th minute winner. The 25-year-old was there to net a winner against KV Mechelen. Meanwhile, Lee O’Connor played 90 minutes as his loan club Tranmere Rovers earned a clean sheet.
On-loan Celtic defender Jack Hendry scored a late winner for the KV Oostende side that recorded a 1-0 win in their Jupiler Pro League encounter away at KV Mechelen. Zambian striker Fashion Sakala [@jnrsakala] put in a very impressive 90 mins shift for KVO
— ChipolopoloDieHards (@chipolopolodh) September 12, 2020
Loan Player Update 🔄
Lee O’Connor starting for Tranmere Rovers in their first game of the season today against Mansfield
Elsewhere, Scott Robertson can only make the bench for Gillingham as they face Hull https://t.co/GfpBIk6rFX
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) September 12, 2020
Hendry joined in January 2018 from Dundee but has faced criticism from supporters for some shaky performances for the Scottish Champions. Brendan Rodgers signed Hendry for north of £2m but has failed to prove himself at Celtic Park. Meanwhile, O’Connor joined last summer from Manchester United but whilst Jeremie Frimpong pushed on into the first team, the Irishman has been forced to go out on loan to find regular first team football.
Oostende will offer Hendry the opportunity to get playing again to either prove himself to Celtic or resurrect his own career, which has stalled since moving to Glasgow. With two years left on his Celtic deal, Hendry can standout in Belgium.
Hendry arrived for a high fee, which would have added extra pressure to the youngster. Rodgers appeared content asking him to play at right back as well as at the heart of defence; however, he has struggled to justify the price tag – often copping flak when thrown in at the deep end by Rodgers. AEK Athens away was an example of Hendry being put in the deep end and judged harshly after a few games.