NEIL McCANN admitted he was proud to see Jack Hendry make his Scotland  debut in the 1-0 win over Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday night.

The 22-year-old defender quit Dundee for Celtic in a £1million-plus four-and-a-half year deal in January, and his former Dens Park boss predicted a long international future for his ex-player.

McCann said: “He has only been at Celtic a couple of months, but we gave him the opportunity to come here and show his undoubted talent.

“I took a great deal of pride watching him, not only performing, but the way he performed. The club should be proud, as well.

“He cruised it and I thought he and young Scott McKenna were stand-outs and they could be good news for Scotland.

“Alex McLeish played a three at the back and it could be his way going forward. If you are going to play like that, you need boys who are comfortable in possession because you want to build from the back.

“You want to be good defenders, but you want to be quick and capable of going into wide areas and Jack and Scott were comfortable.

“Should they be used as a two, I wouldn’t have any fears because both are very quick, big strapping boys who can play, left-footed, right-footed so it is a lovely balance.”

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