Ewan Henderson made his full debut for Celtic on Sunday.
Celtic fans on Twitter are absolutely raving about Ewan Henderson.
The Lennoxtown graduate made his full debut for the Hoops in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Motherwell at Parkhead.
It was a shock decision by Brendan Rodgers to name him in the first XI, but Henderson justified that call with a superb display.
The 18-year-old looked mature beyond his years in midfield and played a wonderful cross for Odsonne Edouard’s first goal.
Henderson, the younger brother of former Celtic midfielder Liam, certainly looks a top prospect and here’s how fans of the Scottish giants reacted to his display.
Ewan Henderson looks like a player pic.twitter.com/yhR00ehmme— Jordan Rafferty (@JordanRaffert19) February 25, 2019
Don’t want to jump to conclusions, but Ewan Henderson is the best football player in the World.— Adam☘️ (@adthelad57) February 25, 2019
Looks a young Stuart Armstrong— Michael McNally (@westbelfastmick) February 24, 2019
Ewan was superb today, what a cross for French Eddies first— Scotty (@BhoyBarclay) February 24, 2019
Early days yet but dare i say it,looks a better prospect than his brother— GreenyinsFurrafeenyins (@GMac75_) February 25, 2019
Special mention to Ewan Henderson for going right through that Motherwell player btw— Rikos (@Rikos67_) February 24, 2019
Ewan Henderson looked like he has been playing regularly in that team all season the day, hopefully the start eh something good— Shug (@_SeanM1967) February 24, 2019
Ewan Henderson is a cracking wee player, well deserved MOTM— rachel (@rachyrobx) February 24, 2019
Ewan henderson absolute baller— Pab. (@98Paulmcf) February 24, 2019
@doods71 Ewan Henderson becoming the next Luka Modric from all accounts at Parkhead today— Kieran Polland (@Kieran_Polland) February 24, 2019
Luka Modric is crying now cheers Ewan Henderson— 20 Minute Tims Pod (@20MinuteTims) February 24, 2019
It was indeed a fine full debut and, with Ryan Christie going off injured yesterday, it seems possible that Henderson could stay in midfield, if his team-mate is out for a while.
But Rodgers must keep him grounded. Plenty of academy players have enjoyed a brilliant first game and then disappeared completely, so it’s important that the Bhoys boss manages him correctly.
Hopefully this is just the beginning for him, not the beginning of the end, like it has been for a lot of players down the years.