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CELT’S NEW INJURY SETBACK

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NEIL LENNON has confirmed the unfortunate Jack Hendry won’t figure in the first team again in this campaign.

The £1.2million central defender has a torn hamstring after sustaining the injury playing for the reserves.

Scotland international Hendry, bought from Dundee by Brendan Rodgers in January 2018, has barely featured since October and will now spend the summer gearing up for a challenge for a place in the squad for the new campaign.

The youngster has played once in six months after dropping behind the likes of Dedryck Boyata, Jozo Simunovic, Kristoffer Ajer and Filip Benkovic in the central defensive options.

Lennon, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “Jack played in the reserve game (against Rangers) and he’s torn a hamstring.

“So, he looks like he’s going to be out for the rest of the season, as well.”

Hendry has made only 15 top side appearances in a season where he has struggled with form and injuries.

Rodgers bought him as a utility player for his back four where he could also fit in at right-back, but the consistency of Mikael Lustig curtailed any outings in the No.2 position.

And Hendry dropped down the pecking order when the club brought in Jeremy Toljan on loan from Borussia Dortmund in January.

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