Davie Provan has highlighted the mismanagement of Jack Hendry with the defender quitting Celtic for £1.8m.
The now Oostende defender started Scotland’s European Championship opener against the Czech Republic, Celtic played their Champions League qualifier away to Midtjylland with Stephen Welsh partnering Dane Murray on his full debut.
When Hendry went on loan to Oostende last summer there wasn’t a word of complaint from Celtic fans but as the season developed the loan move became more curious.
With Shane Duffy flopping, Chris Jullien injured and Hatem Abd Elhamed returning home sick to Israel it would have seemed logical to recall someone earning rave reviews in Belgium and attracting interest from English sides.
It appears that Celtic had no recall option in the Hendry deal with the player available for £1.75m in a win-win deal for Oostende.
In The Sun, Provan points out:
JACK HENDRY reveals a complete lack of communication from Celtic saw him sign for KV Oostende for a knockdown price instead of making a Hoops return.
Given he was playing well enough in Belgium to earn a Scotland recall last March, shouldn’t Peter Lawwell have been breaking his neck to get Hendry back for this season?
How much effort did Dominic McKay make to keep the centre-back after he succeeded Lawwell? After Hendry completed his Oostende move, Ange Postecoglou had to field two rookies in the Midtjylland Champions League clash.
Is it any wonder punters want this board removed?
So far in the transfer window Celtic have replaced Kris Ajer with Carl Starfelt in the only change to the defence.