FROZEN-OUT Celtic defender Jack Hendry has emerged as a shock loan target for Belgian club KV Oostende.
The top-flight outfit are interested in taking the Scotland international on a temporary season-long deal, according to a report in the Daily Record.
Hendry is currently in pre-season open-air training with Neil Lennon’s first-team squad at Lennoxtown as he eases himself back to full fitness following knee surgery.
The 25-year-old versatile back-four performer, who can play right-back or centre-half, sustained the injury in only his second game while on loan at Melbourne City.
Hendry has failed to impress at the Hoops since Brendan Rodgers bought him from Dundee for £1.2million in the January 2018 transfer window.
His only first-team appearance during the recent campaign was a late cameo as a substitute for debut Bhoy Jeremie Frimpong in the 5-0 Betfred League Cup triumph over Championship Partick Thistle at Parkhead in September.
Hendry still has two years of his contract to run, but appears to have no place in Neil Lennon’s plans as he plots for the tilt at a record 10 when the new campaign kicks off on August 1.
Oostende narrowly avoided relegation last term and are keen to add the 6ft-plus defender as they rebuild.