BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press
Liam Henderson will attempt to keep Hibs’ Championship title hopes alive when Rangers visit Easter Road on Sunday – having already claimed one winners’ medal this week.
The 19-year-old enjoyed a three-month loan stint with Rosenborg during the summer, making nine appearances and scoring three goals during an impressive spell in Scandinavia.
It was a notable contribution to an ultimately successful campaign for the Lerkendal Stadion outfit, with Rosenborg crowned champions of Norway last weekend for the first time since 2010.
Henderson will receive a medal for his efforts – and he was full of praise for his former club and the people of Trondheim.
The on-loan Celtic man said: “I’m delighted to hear about Rosenborg’s success.
“I had a great time in Norway and it really helped my development as a player.
“Everyone at the club was great with me and I’m pleased for them all that they managed to get over the line to win the title.”
Henderson gained praise from coaches and teammates alike during his time in Norway. Rosenborg supporters even launched a petition in May for the club to sign the player from Celtic on a permanent deal.
And Henderson will claim another winners’ medal if Rosenborg triumph in the Norwegian Cup Final against Sarpsborg 08 on November 22, after he played in two earlier rounds.
Rosenborg manager Kare Ingebrigtsen was delighted with the impact made by the youngster, who became the first Scot ever to play for the club when he arrived in March.
Ingebrigtsen told Capital City Press: “Liam turned in some excellent performances for us and contributed in a great way to this title win. He completely deserves his medal.
“Liam was a great lad to have in the squad and was a really good influence in the dressing room.”