Celtic youngster Liam Henderson has revealed in the Glasgow Evening Times what teammates Stefan Johansen and Mikael Lustig told him before he moved to Rosenborg on loan.
Johansen has experience of having played in Norway, while Lustig used to play for Rosenborg earlier in his career so they are both well placed to offer an opinion over what the move can do for Henderson both on and off the pitch.
“I spoke to Stefan and Mikael about the move and they said it is a lovely city and that the people here are nice,” he said.
“My ambition here is to help Rosenborg reach the top of the league and to develop myself here.”
Celtic first team boss Ronny Deila will want to see certain things from any player on loan away from the club.
One is development both on and off the pitch, with progression in terms of the technique in young players but also progression in terms of their mentality and personality.
The fact that two of Celtic’s key first team players feel Henderson is in the perfect setting for him to develop both on and off the pitch is significant.
Hopefully he can cash in and make a really good impression over the next few weeks before returning to the Bhoys and looking to force Deila’s hand looking ahead to pre-season.
It’s encouraging that he’s showing no signs of shying away from the responsibility and pressure of his move, with weaker youngsters likely to have been intimidated by the circumstances.