The Celtic boss wanted the teenager to battle for points week in and week out.
Celtic have high hopes for plenty of their young players, with particularly ambitious plans for the development of Liam Henderson.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is a Scottish youth international who many see having a long and illustrious career at Celtic Park.
But for now, he has to wait.
Today has seen Celtic boss Ronny Deila talking about the decision to send Henderson out on loan, explaining the gap between the first-team and the under-19s:
RD: “It’s difficult to break into the first team but if we can get one player into the team every year then that would be very good." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 20, 2015
RD: “Big gap from U20s to first team and that’s why we put Liam Henderson out on loan." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 20, 2015
RD: "...so he can fight for points and get that feeling of playing under pressure." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 20, 2015
Henderson is having a good time in Edinburgh. He has scored three times in 15 appearances as Hibs look to try and keep the pace with Celtic's bitter rivals Rangers in the promotion race.
The club are unbeaten in their last 13 games, since a 1-0 defeat to Rangers in August.
Henderson will hope to fire Hibs above Rangers in the league table and secure promotion back to the top-flight for the club before making an impact at Celtic next season.