Celtic loanee Ewan Henderson is going to be a long way from home on Christmas Day- but that’s not lessened the praise he’s given his time at Ross County so far.
The youngster is currently up in the Highlands with the Staggies. He moved there from Celtic Park in the summer in order to get vital first-team experience he needs.
On reflection of his loan stint so far as the league edges closer towards the winter shutdown, Henderson say’s enjoying every minute of it.
He told the Press and Journal: “It has been amazing for me. I’m having to live on my own, although I’m staying with Tom Grivosti. Having to move away from my family is obviously difficult, but it’s really good for maturity and having to grow up a bit quicker than you would have to if you were back home.
“I miss my mum and dad’s cooking, but I’m an all right cook anyway. Tom is a cook chef though, so he does the cooking and I do the cleaning. On the football side it has helped quite a lot, playing more first team games than I would have had I stayed at Celtic for the season.
“It’s really good to play at this level, in the top league in Scotland. That has been good for my development.”
More County starts?
So far the midfielder has made nine appearances this term, starting on six occasions. There’s only be two times though where he’s actually completed 90 minutes.
Getting more starts will surely be an aim for the young midfielder heading into 2020. In flashes he’s shown his technical passing and dribbling skills that show why Celtic rate him so highly. Delivering that consistently next year is key.
Before he heads into 2020, Henderson will likely be available for matches against Motherwell and St Johnstone. County are in an odd position, sitting three points off fifth but five off 11th.
It raises the importance of these next two games. Wins could propel them into the upper reaches of the league table, negative results could drag them down the bottom.