BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – CAPITAL CITY PRESS
Liam Henderson has revealed he will return to Glasgow to fight for a first team place at Celtic once his three-month loan stint at Rosenborg expires at the end of June.
The 19-year-old midfielder has so far notched three goals in seven appearances for the Norwegian leaders but is set to bid farewell following the visit of Molde FK on June 27.
After making 15 outings for the Hoops last season, manager Ronny Deila sanctioned a move to his homeland at the end of March, and Henderson insists the temporary transfer has been beneficial.
Rosenborg head coach Kare Ingebrigtsen had initially hoped to extend the Scotland Under-19 cap’s deal but Henderson admits Celtic want him back.
He said: “I have been in contact with Celtic in the last few days and it seems that I will go back there for pre-season.
“I received a message from Celtic that they look forward to seeing me on my return.
“I cannot wait to go home and meet my friends and stuff, but it’s been nice here.
“When I came to Norway, it was important for me to learn about a new culture, a new way to play – and then go back ready to fight for my place at Celtic.
“Celtic is a club I have supported since I was little, and I hope to go back and fight for a spot.”
Henderson, however, insists he would not shut the door on a return to Rosenborg if Deila makes him available for another loan move.
Speaking to www.adressa.no, he added: “If Celtic decide that it’s best I go out on loan again, there is no problem for me to come back here.
“This has been one of the best experiences of my life, and I’ve met so many friends that I am going to keep in touch with for the rest of my life.”