New Ross County signing Henderson wants to follow Christie's loan lead at Celtic
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Ewan Henderson aims to use Ryan Christie’s remarkable rise as inspiration after leaving Celtic on loan.
Ross County’s season-long signing has been told by Parkhead manager Neil Lennon to grab his chance in the Highlands and return a better player.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder remains coveted by the Scottish champions, but has hit a glass ceiling in Glasgow after earning four starts and four substitute appearances last term.
This season, the brother of ex-Celt Liam – now at Verona in Serie A – has been limited to a couple of minutes’ Champions League qualifying action against Sarajevo.
Christie, though, offers proof that young Scottish talent can make the breakthrough at Celtic after using 18 months on loan at Aberdeen as his springboard.
Such has been the ex-Caley Thistle attacker’s stellar rise, Christie is now considered a mainstay for club and country.
Henderson, also an attacking midfielder who likes to play behind the strikers, said: “Neil Lennon spoke to me before I came north.
“He said this was a great chance for me to develop and then come back and challenge for a place in the team."
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