Ewan Henderson should be hopeful of better Celtic career than brother Liam

Celtic pose for a team photo during the UEFA Youth Champions League match between Celtic and Valencia at Celtic Park on February 10, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Celtic prospect will be hoping to emulate his older brother by breaking into the first-team but will hope to go one step further.

Jack Aitchison of Celtic scores during the UEFA Youth Champions League match between Celtic and Valencia at Celtic Park on February 10, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

17-year-old Celtic youngster Ewan Henderson has been one of the Hoops' development team's strongest performers this season as he continues to give Brendan Rodgers food for thought.

As younger brother of former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson, 21, who secured a January move away form Parkhead to Italian Serie B club Bari, the attacking midfielder will be hopeful of emulating his sibling by breaking through the ranks into the Celtic senior team. 

However, with Liam having been shipped off to Italy, unable to build on his 37 Celtic appearances, Ewan will no doubt have greater aspirations when it comes to his own Hoops career and hope he can go one step further and become a first-team regular. 

Liam Henderson of Celtic  celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between St Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park at  on February 5,...

Earlier this season, Henderson was handed a spot on the bench by Brendan Rodgers in a league match against Hibernian. Although he did not make it on, the experience will have been great for the youngster to experience the match day experience as a senior pro, and his inclusion in the squad alone proves his manager thinks highly of the teenager. 

This season has seen fellow academy graduates in Anthony Ralston, Calvin Miller and Mikey Johnstone all feature for the first-team, with Henderson and Jack Aitchison lurking in the wings for their chance to impress. 

All the youngster can do is concentrate on his football and perform for the development side, which has been exactly what Henderson has been doing. 

Celtic player look on during the penalty shoot out during the UEFA Youth Champions League match between Celtic and Valencia at Celtic Park on February 10, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 17-year-old was one of Celtic's standout performers in the UEFA Youth League this term, drawn against tough opposition in PSG, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht. 

Featuring in all six games, Henderson bagged two assists and a goal from midfield, and he has carried over his performances in Europe to the SPFL development league where he is a regular assist-provider to fellow prospect Aitchison. 

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