Celtic youngster Ewan Henderson has said that his loan move to Ross County could be an important one for his career.
The midfielder has penned a loan deal that’ll see him ply his trade with the Staggies during the 2019/20 campaign. He made his Hoops breakthrough last season, making seven appearances as the Parkhead side wrapped up another treble.
Henderson insists he is happy to be in Dingwall and believes this is a good move for him.
He told the BBC: “I need the chance to play first-team football and this is the perfect place for me to come to.
” I feel it is a big move, at this stage of my career. I have broken in to the Celtic first team, but obviously there are a lot of players there.
“Dingwall is quite far away from everywhere. You usually come home and do things, but now up here you can focus fully on football which is the best thing for me.”
Henderson and Ross County are a good fit for each other
With the likes of Ryan Christie, Olivier Ntcham and Callum McGregor among those ahead of him in the midfield pecking order at Parkhead, it’s no surprise to see him loaned out.
He did sign a new deal with the club earlier this year though, which will see him remain a Celtic player until 2022. They obviously want to use this season to develop him at a high level.
County is the club Henderson will gain his senior experience. It is a good move for both him and his newly adopted club.
The Staggies aren’t afraid to play youngsters in midfield, with Tom Grivosti, Harry Paton, and Simon Power, who are all under 21, playing first-team football this term.
Henderson should add technical class going forward, shown by his three assists in just seven games for Celtic last season. The Staggies like to play passing football too, which will suit Henderson’s set of skills.
At this stage in his career, this is a good move for Henderson. Both Celtic and Ross County will hope the youngster kicks on at Premiership level this term.