Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained what he thought when he watched Liam Henderson play for loan side Rosenborg last weekend, as reported by the Glasgow Evening Times.
The talented Bhoys youngsters is on loan with the Norwegian side, as he continues his development and Deila was happy with his latest performance.
“I was very happy when I watched Rosenborg's match on Saturday. Liam made a good contribution when he came on,” said the boss.
“I can see he is happy there, and Rosenborg are very happy with him. That's the best situation for everyone.”
“We will be getting a better player back when he does return, and that's what we want.”
Deila will more than likely want Henderson to return to Parkhead at the end of the season, so he can review the youngster’s progress before deciding whether to send him back out on loan.
What it will come down to is the strength Celtic have in midfield, which will decide how many games Henderson may get next season.
In central midfield the side is very strong with the likes of Scott Brown, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen having all played well this season, while there are options out wide.
What Deila will want from any player out on loan at the moment is progression, which can only come through playing time.
He is featuring for Rosenborg and it’s not a bad place for him to continue playing over the rest of the season and beyond, with Celtic getting a higher quality and more experienced player back, when the boss decides it’s time for him to start games at Parkhead.