Gardyne to help Celtic prospect Henderson progress at Ross County
Michael Gardyne is vowing to help Celtic’s Ewan Henderson blossom at Ross County – just like club exports Jackson Irvine and Jamie Lindsay did.
Winger Gardyne, back in 2007, was among the first of a steady flow of talented Parkhead youth graduates to beat a path to Dingwall to enhance their careers.
Henderson (19), an attacking midfielder, arrived on Monday on a year-long loan as part of a developmental path that has taken him to the brink of the Glasgow giants’ first team.
After leaving Celtic, Australia international Irvine used County as a springboard to Burton Albion and then Hull City, while Lindsay earned a lucrative switch to Rotherham this summer.
Henderson, though, remains very much part of Neil Lennon’s longer-term Celtic plans, with Gardyne keen to assist.
The 33-year-old club record goalscorer said: “I spoke to Ewan on Tuesday morning at his first training session. He trained well.
“He told me he couldn’t wait to go. His attitude is good – he said it was all very well playing reserve games, but he wanted to experience first team action."
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