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£1.2m MISFIT HEADS FOR HOOPS EXIT

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CELTIC’S £1.2million misfit Jack Hendry is heading for the Parkhead exit.

The Scotland international centre-half, bought by Brendan Rodgers from Dundee in January 2018, is being eyed as a potential loan signing by Premiership pair Motherwell and Kilmarnock.

Hendry, 24, has stalled at the Hoops after initial good reviews and has yet to feature in the first team since Neil Lennon’s arrival in February.

English Championship outfit Hull City expressed an interest in the defender, but failed to follow up with a suitable offer before their transfer deadline earlier this month.

The former Partick Thistle and Wigan pivot, who was on Celtic’s books as a youth, attracted interest from Germany before his big-money switch back to the east end of Glasgow.

However, the route to Europe, wih the same signing cut-off as Scotland of Monday, September 2, is likely to be closed due to the player’s lack of top-side action.

Hendry made 11 starts last season – seven coming early in European competition – but the combination of injury and loss of form saw him drop out of the picture.

Coincidentally, he arrived within weeks of another centre-back at a similar fee who failed to make an impact at the Bhoys. Lennon scrapped Marvin Compper’s contract in the summer and the former RB Leipzig defender is now back in Germany with Mv Duisberg.

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