Jack Hendry thanks Dundee for ‘enjoyable’ spell after Celtic move

New Celtic defender Jack Hendry

Jack Hendry has praised Dundee after sealing a late deadline day to move to Celtic.

The young defender switched to Parkhead after just half a season at Dens with the Dark Blues netting a record transfer fee in the process.

Some Dees have been left unhappy by the move, but picking up a fee in excess of £1m for a player picked up for free in the summer could be seen as a good bit of business.

Jack Hendry has moved to Celtic after a short stint at Dundee

The previous record fee for a player was Rab Douglas, again to Celtic, for around £1.2m.

Taking to social media, the 22-year-old said: “Would just like to say thanks to everyone @dundeefconline for a very enjoyable time at the club.

“[I] appreciate all the messages from the fans who have been brilliant with me and wish them and the club all the very best in the future.”

Hendry added that the deadline drama came after a “very long day” but was happy with the move to the champions.

He added: “Delighted to have signed for @CelticFC!

“[sic] After a very long day couldn’t of been happier to get it over the line.

“Proud and honoured to join such a massive club and can’t wait to get going! Thanks for all the messages.”

Hendry was joined at Celtic by teammate Scott Bain, who joins on a loan deal until the end of the season.