Celtic fans delighted by Henderson’s first start

Away from the controversy over Motherwell’s goal at Celtic Park, the debut of Ewan Henderson was somewhat overlooked.

The 18-year-old has made a couple of substitute appearances but starting an SPFL match with Celtic’s lead at the top down to five points was a real vote of confidence from Brendan Rodgers, who was without Scott Brown and Callum McGregor in the centre of midfield.

Henderson teamed up with Nir Bitton and put in an outstanding performance full of many highlights. His passing and awareness was recognised by fans and team-mates alike as Celtic enjoyed a 4-1 victory despite making five changes to the side that impressed against Valencia.

There was no need to put a minder alongside the academy kid as he played a full part in the victory including the low driven cross for Odsonne Edouard to head in the second goal.

After Motherwell pulled back a goal Henderson kept a cool head despite the emotions all around, with Celtic scoring two late goals to restore their eight-point lead at the table’s summit thanks to a 4-1 victory.

There will be bigger tests ahead for Henderson but after Sunday, Rodgers knows that he has another in-house talent to work with alongside Kieran Tierney, James Forrest and Callum McGregor.

Here’s a look at how Celtic fans reacted to his performance on Twitter…