Date: 3rd September 2019 at 4:09pm
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Celtic have trimmed their squad by sending their young midfielder Ewan Henderson to Scottish Premiership newcomers Ross County on a season-long loan.

What’s the story?

The 19-year-old is a highly-rated prospect at Celtic. He made four starts for Celtic last campaign for the Hoops and he made another appearance from the bench during Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo.

The Ross County co-manager gave his thoughts on his club’s capture of the Celtic prospect to the Staggies official website. He said: “We are delighted to bring Ewan in. We believe he will add a different dimension to us in the middle of the park. Obviously coming from Celtic he has an excellent pedigree and is very highly regarded at Celtic Park. Hopefully, he can come in here and continue to develop and get some game time under his belt.”

The move is a good one – he can follow Ryan Christie’s path to the first team

Ryan Christie is the perfect example for Henderson to follow. Christie path was similar. He spent two years on loan at Aberdeen gaining valuable game-time and amassed 57 appearances, 15 goals and 18 assists while at Pittodrie. For Henderson, it will be a character-building loan; he won’t be part of a side that are in the top six fighting for European places come May.

He will be in a team that will be making sure they stay in the division. If he is able to use this loan to play well and continue developing there is no reason why he can’t follow the likes of Christie, Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney – before he left to join Arsenal – and nail down a regular starting spot in a few years’ time. But now is the time for him to go and prove that he can do it at Premiership level consistently and help his loan club achieve their goal of safety for the rest of the season.


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