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Is Jack Hendry done at Celtic after Neil Lennon confirmation?

Jack Hendry of Celtic heads at goal during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on May 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic defender Jack Hendry has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Jack Hendry of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC on October 28, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Neil Lennon confirmed on Friday that Jack Hendry will miss the rest of Celtic's season [The Scottish Sun]

Hendry, a £1.5 million signing by Celtic in January of 2018 [The Record], suffered a hamstring injury in a reserve game earlier this week.

The 23-year-old won't play for the Hoops again this season, but will he ever make another senior appearance period?

The Scotland international hasn't proven a success at Parkhead and, having been linked with a move away in January, it's very possible that he could move on this summer.

 

Celtic will definitely need centre-backs this summer, with Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic set to leave, but Hendry is nowhere near their level and therefore it's unlikely that he'll be called up to replace one of them by whoever Brendan Rodgers's long-term successor is.

He is by no means a bad defender, but his confidence has been shot for most of this season and that's probably why he has made one first-team appearance since October - and none since Lennon came in on a provisional basis.

Hendry has potential, but it looks increasingly like he will have to fulfill it elsewhere.

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.

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