Celtic loanee Ewan Henderson praised by Ross County's Billy Mckay

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.

The Hoops prodigy, who Brendan Rodgers deemed a 'huge talent', left Parkhead on loan this summer for the Scottish Premiership newcomers.

Ewan Henderson of Celtic arrives at Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round 1st Leg match between Celtic v Nomme Kalju FC at Celtic Park on July 24, 2019 in...

Celtic youngster Ewan Henderson, who joined Ross County on a season-long loan from Parkhead on deadline day, has been praised by Staggies striker Billy Mckay, who is eager to see the Hoops man showcase his potential (Ross-shire Journal).

The 19-year-old midfielder, who made his senior debut for Celtic in May 2018, has made seven first-team appearances for the Hoops, but was named in just one squad by Neil Lennon season - a Champions League qualifier at home to Sarajevo, where he remained on the bench.

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Ross County, meanwhile, were promoted from the Scottish Championship last season and have got off to a relatively decent start in the Scottish Premiership, picking up four points from their first four league fixtures before the international break.

 

However, they did suffer consecutive defeats to Livingston and Aberdeen, as well as a League Cup exit to Partick Thistle, and as such the international break would have allowed them to regroup, and last season's top scorer for the Staggies is excited by the prospect of linking up with Henderson.

“Ewan looks like he has an eye for a goal and an eye for a pass," Mckay, who scored 20 goals last season and already has five this term in all competitions (Transfermarkt), is quoted by the Ross-Shire Journal as saying.

"I can see why he is highly rated at Celtic. We’re excited to see what he can do on a Saturday and I’m excited to see if I can link up with him."

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.

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was a big fan of the Lennoxtown product, telling Herald Scotland last season: "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."

Saturday sees Ross County host St Mirren at Victoria Park in the Premiership.

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.

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