Brendan Rodgers praises Dundee defender Jack Hendry

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers  looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park on September 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic won against Dundee at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Celtic's head coach Brendan Rodgers talks during a press conference in Brussels on September 26, 2017 on the eve of the Champions League group B) football match against RSC Anderlecht.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has praised Dundee defender Jack Hendry, as quoted by The Scottish Sun.

Hendry featured for Dundee in their Scottish Premiership game against Celtic away from home at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon.

The 22-year-old defender started the match and played for 71 minutes, as the home team won 1-0.

Celtic boss Rodgers was impressed with the display produced by the former Partick Thistle and Wigan Athletic defender's display.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“The boy Hendry at the back I thought was excellent,” Rodgers told The Scottish Sun. “He’s quick and strong and is a good size.

“Scotland need centre halves and that looks like a good kid. He’s tall, he can run and he can pass. He looks a talent.”

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hendry is a very talented and promising young defender, and given that he is only 22 years of age, he has time on his hand to develop and improve.

The youngster joined Dundee only in the summer of 2017 and has done quite well in the Scottish Premiership.

Although the 22-year-old is not at that level yet to play for Celtic, it would make sense for the Glasgow giants to monitor his progress this season with a view to making an offer next summer.

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