CELTIC’S £1.2million misfit Jack Hendry is heading for Australia to kick-start his faltering career.

Melbourne City have agreed a loan deal with the champions for the Scotland international defender to take him to the A League for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old versatile back-four operator has played only 11 minutes for the Hoops this season during a substitute’s appearance for debutant Jeremie Frimpong during the holders’ 5-0 win over Partick Thistle in the Betfred League Cup quarter-final at Parkhead in September.

Hendry was also wanted by Premiership Ross County, but is set to try his luck Down Under, according to a report in the Daily Record.

He was bought by ex-boss Brendan Rodgers from Dundee in January 2018, but he failed to make the breakthrough and has been frozen out by Neil Lennon.

Hendry, who has also played for this evening’s Scottish Cup opponents and Wigan, turned out for Celtic’s development team and kept a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Chelsea Under-23s during the week in London.

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