Motherwell hero Stephen Craigan has seemingly confirmed that his former side are in talks to sign Celtic outcast Jack Hendry.
The Hoops defender is a reported target for both the Fir Park side and Kilmarnock (Daily Record). He hasn’t featured for Celtic under Neil Lennon.
Now the Northern Irishman has said that he believes there have been ‘discussions’ between the Parkhead side and Motherwell over Hendry’s potential transfer.
He told BT Sport: “I think it could happen. I know Stephen Robinson is looking to bring another centre half in. There has been discussions and there could be some movement on that.”
Would Hendry even suit Motherwell?
There’s no room for Hendry at Parkhead right now. Christopher Jullien, Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic are all ahead of him in the pecking order, whilst midfielder Nir Biton has featured in defence ahead of Hendry.
He needs a move away but is Motherwell a viable solution? Whilst he wouldn’t be the worst option, the 24-year-old isn’t someone Robinson should be desperate to bring to Fir Park.
His side like to play things out from the back. It means the central defenders play an important role in linking defence to midfield through their passing.
This style has had mixed results so far and Hendry’s greatest strength isn’t with a ball at his feet. He has the tendency to make loose passes which could make him a potential liability in the Well backline.
That was on full display last year against AEK Athens in the Champions League. A loose pass from Hendry allowed Athens to break through and score, leading to Celtic’s elimination from the Champions League.
With Peter Hartley, Declan Gallagher, Charles Dunne and Barry Maguire to pick from in central defence also, Robinson doesn’t really need another central defender.
It seems as though talks are underway. If Hendry does join Motherwell, he’ll have to adapt his game a bit to give him a chance of success.