Jack Hendry is a polarising figure within Scottish football. Having moved to Celtic in 2018, Hendry has never really got going at Parkhead since his arrival from fellow SPFL side Dundee.
Hendry was often caught out with poor ball control and erratic field positioning and decision making during his 15 appearances last term.
In January he was linked with a loan move away, with the Scottish Sun reporting that his parent club were ready to listen to loan offers for him. Nothing ever materialised though and he stayed in Glasgow, failing to make an appearance under new boss Neil Lennon.
His Celtic career looks dead in the water. With that in mind, if the opportunity arose, would an SPFL team find a use for Hendry in their 2019/20 campaign efforts?
Not good enough for Celtic, but good enough for most others in the SPFL
The ex-Dundee defender won’t make it at Parkhead. He is good enough for the majority of SPFL sides though.
In his time at the Dee and even earlier with his first club Partick Thistle, Hendry looked raw, but you could see the potential. Fairly quick for a centre-half and strong in the tackle, There were areas like his ability on the ball that needed work, but all in all there was promise.
Those weaknesses have been brutally exposed at Celtic. To iron them out, he needs to play at a team where the pressure will be off him to some extent.
St Johnstone need a first-team defender after the loss of Joe Shaughnessy. Surely Hendry could do a job for his former Tayside rivals?
Ross County need some more defensive reinforcements as they gear up for the term. A move to the Highlands would see Hendry play most weeks and give him the chance to rebuild some confidence. Would former club Dundee even provide him sanctuary to rebuild his form in the Championship?
Whatever happens with him this season, Hendry has to get out on loan. His Celtic career is dead right now, a move out on loan may help him save it. Whether an SPFL club wants a defender with clear flaws is another argument all together.