Writing may be on the wall for Jack Hendry at Celtic, Sunderland should be interested

Jack Hendry of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim on October 4, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria.

Celtic's Jack Hendry is struggling for playing time at Parkhead.

Jack Hendry of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim on October 4, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria.

Celtic picked up a crucial win on Sunday, beating Dundee 1-0 at Dens Park despite being hugely disappointing throughout the game.

Odsonne Edouard's last-gasp goal gave Celtic the win, meaning the Bhoys now sit 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, closing in on the title once again.

Neil Lennon has tinkered with his side since taking the job on an interim basis, but one player on the outside looking in is defender Jack Hendry.

 

Hendry hasn't played a single minute of action since Lennon's arrival, and things got even worse on Sunday when he wasn't even named in the squad despite a lack of defensive options.

Filip Benkovic returned to the bench, but right back Mikael Lustig was named at centre back instead of Hendry, with Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic unavailable, summing up just how far down the pecking order Hendry is right now.

The 23-year-old was snapped up by Rodgers in January 2018, and was seen as perfect for Rodgers's style due to his ability to play out from the back, but defensive deficiencies have curtailed his impact.

The writing appears to be on the wall for Hendry, who hasn't played 90 minutes since October 4th, and a summer exit is surely on the cards for the young Scot, who needs playing time.

Marko Livaja of AEK Athens (L) and Jack Hendry of Celtic in action during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and AEK Athens at Celtic Park Stadium on August 8, 2018 in...

The Daily Mail reported in January that Sunderland were keen on Hendry, with manager Jack Ross aware of his ability from his time in Scotland.

With Jimmy Dunne only on loan from Burnley, Hendry should remain on the Sunderland radar, potentially offering a longer term defensive solution than Dunne, whilst handing the ex-Wigan man a return to England.

Having considered him in January, Sunderland would make sense as a potential escape route for Hendry, and Ross should be keeping tabs on the centre back's situation at Parkhead.

Hendry Jack of Celtic tries to find his teammates during   the UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying round second  leg match AEK FC  vs Celtic FC at the Olympic Stadium of Athens , on 14...

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