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Ewan Henderson 'buzzing' after getting Celtic transfer

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...

The 19-year-old star has left Celtic on loan this week.

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.

Ewan Henderson has revealed to the Scottish Sun that he's hoping to follow in Ryan Christie's footsteps at Celtic.

The 19-year-old midfielder joined Ross County on a season-long loan from the Hoops on deadline day.

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In doing so, the Celtic academy product has strengthened his chances of playing regular Premiership football.

Christie had a couple of successful loan spells with Aberdeen before returning to Parkhead last summer and establishing himself as a huge player for the Bhoys.

 

And Henderson admits that he's 'buzzing' at the prospect of playing every week, but revealed that Celtic boss Neil Lennon has long-term plans for him in Glasgow.

He told The Scottish Sun: "Neil Lennon said it was a chance for me to develop and then come back to challenge for a first-team place.

“I just need to get my head down and work hard. Ryan Christie went out on loan and did unbelievably well at Aberdeen, so it shows what can be achieved.

“I’m buzzing about the move. It’s a good chance for me to play regular first-team football.”

Ryan Christie(left) and Lewis Morgan of Celtic FC   during the UEFA Champions League 2019

Henderson really could return to Celtic a much better player if he gets to play regularly at County.

As mentioned, the loan system has done wonders for Christie and defender Kristoffer Ajer in the past and there's no reason why the teenage midfielder can't follow in their footsteps.

Henderson's debut could come at home to St Mirren on Saturday week.

Ewan Henderson of Celtic during the U19 NI Super Cup gala match between Manchester United and Celtic at Coleraine Showgrounds on July 21, 2018 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

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