Celtic youngster Regan Hendry has explained to the club’s website why a small squad could enhance his chances of playing first-team football next season.
The teenager was a key player for the Glasgow club’s Development Side last season, as they won the title without losing a single match.
Hendry showcased his quality and talent in the UEFA Youth League as well, and he has been rewarded for impressive performances at youth level with a new deal.
The talented young attacking midfielder has outlined his ambition to play for the first team next season.
The 18-year-old has spoken highly of new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, and has explained why a small squad could help him get a first-team chance next season.
"For me, it’s good to look up to that as it obviously means there is a chance and with the new manager coming in, he’s going to look to the youth as well,” Hendry told Celtic’s official website.
“He’s a big name and it’s great for Celtic to bring in someone like that. He has used his youth players previously so hopefully he looks down to us.
“I have heard that he wants a small squad and that will be a benefit us as that will give us more of a chance to get up there and show what we have got.”
Celtic have a good squad, and new manager Rodgers is likely to sign a few new players in the summer transfer window.
The former Swansea City and Liverpool manager is known to work well with talented young footballers, and he will take a look at what Celtic’s academy has to offer.
Players like Hendry will get their chances next season, but they will need to make the most of them.