In Focus: Jack Hendry can help shape bright future for Rangers defence

As reported by The Sunday Post, Rangers are interested in signing Dundee defender Jack Hendry in the January transfer window.

What’s the story?

Next month’s transfer window will be an important one for the Light Blues as they look to forge a new future after the departure of Pedro Caixinha.

With potentially no manager in place, rather than spending big money on established stars, a valid strategy could be signing some of the best young talent available from the Scottish Premiership, whose potential will chime with whatever any new manager is looking to do.

One such talent is Dundee defender Jack Hendry, who The Sunday Post report is one of the leading targets on the Light Blues’ January wishlist.

Competition is fierce for his signature though, with the paper saying that Celtic, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle are all showing interest.

Bright future

Despite some recent problems, Rangers’ defensive future is already looking bright, with the likes of Ross McCrorie and David Bates emerging recently to prove themselves in the first team, sometimes even outshining the likes of Portuguese legend Bruno Alves.

Adding Jack Hendry to that mix could be a shrewd move and that 22-year-old has certainly demonstrated at Dundee he has what it takes to excel at Scottish Premiership level after making the switch from Wigan Athletic in the summer.

What Rangers can offer Hendry is regular first-team action, which is what he needs to progress given he has made less than 50 career professional appearances. Even Celtic can’t guarantee that right now, potentially giving the Light Blues an upper hand in any potential switch.