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Celtic fans react to Ewan Henderson departure

Ewan Henderson of Celtic holds off Andy Irving of Hearts during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on May 19, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have loaned Ewan Henderson to a Premiership club.

Ewan  Henderson of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have announced that Ewan Henderson has left the club on loan.

The 19-year-old has joined Ross County until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Henderson, who made his senior debut for Celtic in May of 2018, has made seven first-team appearances for the Hoops.

But it didn't look as if Bhoys boss Neil Lennon planned to use him this season, having named the young midfielder in just one squad all season - a Champions League qualifier at home to Sarajevo, where he remained on the bench.

 

Here's how Celtic fans reacted to his departure:

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was a big fan of the Lennoxtown product. Last season, Rodgers told Herald Scotland: "I have been so impressed with him as a player. He is working on his intensity in the game in terms of his pressing. He is a huge talent but it is maturation and sometimes that may mean going out of here. But the talent is there absolutely."

It's a very good deal for Henderson who could, in theory, get regular football whilst familiarising himself with the standard of the Premiership.

Ryan Christie and Kristoffer Ajer have both had short-term stints away from Parkhead in recent seasons and now they're two massive players for Celtic.

And time will tell whether Henderson, like Christie and Ajer, can return to Glasgow a much better player.

Mikey Johnston of Celtic (C) celebrates with Ewan Henderson as he scores his team's first goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on...

 

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