Jack Hendry returned from injury over the weekend for Oostende to boost his chances of making Steve Clarke’s Euro 2020 squad for the Championships over the summer. Whoever the next Celtic manager is, likely Eddie Howe, will be able to use the games in the summer to ascertain whether Hendry is part of his plans moving forward as the club look to mount a colossal rebuild after the failed attempt to win 10IAR.
Hendry was forced off the pitch after being on the end of a shocking red card challenge from Carcela of Standard Liege. The tackle, which was made at pace, could have left Hendry out for the foreseeable but fortunately no severe damage has been suffered as a result and Hendry made his return in the 5-3 win over Mechlen at the weekend.
The 25-year-old is entering the prime of his career but was never offered a chance under Lennon to prove his worth. Howe has a reputation for cultivating and improving talent and Hendry may believe that the opportunity to come back into the fold at Celtic will benefit him in the long run.
Oostende have offered Hendry the opportunity to get playing again, allowing him to prove himself to Celtic or potential suitors. Celtic need to make another decision on Hendry and it is likely that he will start the pre-season under new management before a decision is made on him.