Celtic teenager Ewan Henderson got an opportunity to impress during Saturday’s friendly against French Cup winners Rennes and delighted fans with his performance.
The Hoops hosted the Ligue 1 side as part of their preparations for the new season, sandwiched in between a two-leg UEFA Champions League qualifying encounter against FK Sarajevo.
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As a result, it was an opportunity for Neil Lennon to build the fitness of some of his fringe players as well as give some new signings a run out.
Christopher Jullien made his Celtic Park bow, with midfielder Luca Connell also pulling on the green and white hoops for the first time.
However it was homegrown prospect Henderson who stole the show with a classy attacking midfield performance, getting a good 77 minutes of action under his belt in the 0-0 draw.
Supporters are excited about his future and after getting another glimpse of him this weekend took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
No a bad performance that. Jullien and Connell both looked decent. Morgan with brilliant again. Ewan Henderson different gravy, big future imo
— Paul (@P__67) July 13, 2019
Ewan Henderson is ma sorta playa easy on the eye
— Ciaran fleming (@Ciaranfleming67) July 13, 2019
Ewan Henderson will be better than Kroos. Remember this tweet.
— Isaías IV ??????? (@IACG_IV) July 13, 2019
Ewan Henderson classiest player on the pitch #CelticFC
— Christopher Murphy (@RealChrisMurphy) July 13, 2019
Ewan Henderson always looks a sharp and tidy player, hope he has a good season
— Adam Beaton (@Adambeaton67) July 13, 2019
Celtic looking sharp in the first half. Morgan, Wee Hendo, Luca Connell playing good football with their feet AND brains. I’m not even going to bother saying I think Ralston and Jonny Hayes have done OK because people will just jump on and give them pelters regardless. #CELREN
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) July 13, 2019
Love Henderson already. He has huge talent. You can see that instantly. Ajer is pure class already, what with his reading of the game and his quality on the ball with his runs going forward.
— Terry O'Brien (@terry_obrien86) July 13, 2019
Even tho was 0-0 some positives to take. Jullien is a player O’Connell has bags of Potential & Morgan looks like he’s up for the challenge & as for Henderson he’s class, roll on Wednesday ?
— Steo Kelly (@steokelly89) July 13, 2019
Typical friendly. Ewan Henderson is making his mark. Great stuff.
— Lainey__Donne ???????⚽️ (@Lainey__D) July 13, 2019