Liam Henderson is desperate for his first-team chance at Celtic

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Liam Henderson has been on loan at Hibernian from Celtic this season.

Hibernian's Liam Henderson lifts the trophy after winning the William Hill Scottish Cup Final

Liam Henderson has urged Brendan Rodgers to give him a chance in Celtic’s first-team in the Glasgow Evening Times.

Henderson was loaned out by Celtic to Hibernian this season, with Ronny Deila deeming the midfielder not ready to be ready for a place in the Bhoys’ starting line-up.

The 20-year-old has impressed on his loan spell at Hibs, where he has become a key player for the Scottish Championship side.

And now Henderson has spoken of his desire to break into Celtic’s team for next season, with Rodgers now in charge.

“I am excited about what the next chapter might bring now,” the youngster said.

“It is going to be a big season for Celtic I am sure and I want to go now and prove that I am good enough to be a part of it.

“I have always felt that I was ready to play for Celtic. I have never doubted my own ability.

“I feel as though I am going back to Celtic a better player. Going out and performing every week has helped me to mature a bit as a player and hopefully I can go and show that now.”

Henderson has played 32 times for Hibernian this season, and he has managed to score on five occasions.

The youngster looked perfectly capable of impressing in the Scottish Championship, but he will be required to make a big step up if he is to make the grade at Parkhead.

Henderson is regarded as one of the brightest talents coming through with the Bhoys, though, and there are high hopes for his future at the Glasgow club.

If Henderson is brought in to Celtic’s first-team next season, he will join the likes of Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney who have progressed through the academy to become members of the Bhoys’ senior squad.

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