Celtic youngster Liam Henderson told the club’s website that he feels he will return to Parkhead after a loan spell with Rosenborg as a better and wiser young man.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila told the youngster that the Norwegian team would good for his development and he says life outside of Scotland has been a shock, but leaves him in a better place as a result.
“I then moved into my apartment so I’m living myself for the first time - I think that’s all part of the experience and I’ll definitely come back more grown-up and wiser so that’s one thing to take from it,” he said.
“It’s good to go on loan from having played with Celtic who are challenging for first place all season and in every cup to come to Rosenborg who do the exact same thing. That’s very rare for a young player.”
One thing that Deila would have been hoping for with Henderson on loan away from the club, is for his character to develop.
The whole experience is a lot for any young man to take on, but he’s embraced it and has used it to his advantage rather than allowing it to overpower him and force him into his shell.
He’s been given a taste of game time at a club Deila knows well and a club operating along the same lines as Celtic.
The Bhoys boss is getting him ready to come into the first team at Parkhead, where the pressure is immense because of the expectation, which goes hand in hand with the club.
He still has a lot of work to do to get ahead of the likes of Nir Bitton, Scott Brown and Stefan Johansen in the pecking order, but he’s doing his chances of getting some starts next year no harm at all.