“I deserved more respect” – Former Celtic star’s damning account of last three years
This was a transfer that hit all the headlines for Celtic for all the wrong reasons.
There is also a hint of revisionism by some members of the Celtic family and the main stream media regarding this player and his move out of Celtic Park.
Who am I talking about? The one and only Jack Hendry.
Hendry was signed by Brendan Rodgers in a deal worth over £1.5m from Dundee back in 2017.
Over the course of his three years at Celtic Park, Hendry failed to make any kind of impact at Paradise and was eventually loaned out to Melbourne City in Australia before he eventually landed at KV Oostende in Belgium.
It is undeniable that the big defender enjoyed a successful spell the Belgian club which earned him his big money move to Belgian champions Brugges.
In an interview on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, the Scotland defender recalled his time as Celtic and spoke of his future in Belgium, “I’m on the right road, and maybe these last few weeks or last year has probably put more respect on my name, which probably I deserved a wee bit more than maybe what I had previously in the last three years.
“So hopefully people can step and take notice of the type of person that I am. The types of movements I’m making in my career.
“Obviously that comes with an having a strong head my shoulders from what I’ve been through but also having the ability. I wouldn’t have been at Celtic and signed for Club Brugges by being a bad player.
“So hopefully in that way people can step up, take notice and have a wee bit of respect to my name and I want to keep on building that. And all I can do is by do the talking on the pitch.
“Keep on improving and hopefully, that takes care of itself. I’m just really happy and in a happy place, on and off the pitch of the minute so just hopefully I can continue that.”