CELTIC defender Jack Hendry will watch the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell on Saturday from the Hampden stand.

The centre-half played for his previous club Dundee earlier in the tournament and is Cup-tied.

But the new Scotland international is determined to learn from the experience and take the positives from the showdown that could lead the Hoops to a historic double treble.

Hendry said: “It is a difficult one. I can’t play because the day before the transfer window closed, I turned out against Inverness Caley Thistle in the Cup.

“Obviously, it is frustrating, but it is about the team and, hopefully, they will go out and do the job. These things happen in football and you need to be able to get on with it.

“The plan for me will be to get some positive experience. Naturally, everyone wants to play as much as possible, but if I can go along and see what it is all about then if it comes around again next season then I have that experience to call on.

“I’ll also try and be as positive as possible for the lads around me, as well.”

And the Hoops youngster has also tipped Scott Bain to rise to the occasion at the national stadium if Craig Gordon fails to make the game.

He added: “Obviously, I was at Dundee with Scott, so I know his capabilities and I have got full confidence if I am playing alongside him.

“I am sure if he is called upon, he will do a good job. He is very concentrated on what he has got to do. He is a good pro and if he is asked to play he’ll do well.”

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