Liam Henderson seals loan from Celtic to Rosenborg

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Celtic youngster Liam Henderson has joined Norwegian side Rosenborg on a three-month loan deal.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who has made 22 appearances for the first-team and scored twice since making his Celtic debut last season, joined the Trondheim-based team on the final day of the Norwegian transfer window.

Liam Henderson: Huge potential. Picture: SNS

Liam Henderson: Huge potential. Picture: SNS

Their manager Kare Ingebrigtsen welcomed the move after describing the Under-19 international as “one of Scotland’s greatest talents and a very exciting player”.

Ingebrigtsen – who spoke to Celtic manager Ronny Deila and fellow Norwegian, midfielder Stefan Johansen, before making his move, added: “Liam has huge potential and both Ronny and Stefan speak very highly about him.

“He is a young, ambitious, hard-working boy with a strong will to win and experience of playing in front of 60,000 spectators, so he knows what the pressure of expectation is.”

• Motherwell striker Bob McHugh has joined Lanarkshire rivals Airdrieonians on loan.

The 23-year-old, who has scored eight goals in 90 appearances for Motherwell, has signed up for the last five League One games of the season with the Diamonds three points off a play-off place.

McHugh, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Queen of the South, has not played since October after failing to force his way back in following a groin injury.

Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough told the club’s official website: “Bob’s attitude since returning from injury has been first-class.

“He has played, and worked hard, in numerous Development League matches. Unfortunately for him, whilst he was out, Scott McDonald has joined the club, John Sutton has continued to score, Lee Erwin has really kicked on and Craig Moore returned from injury much quicker than first anticipated.

“He has found breaking into the team difficult, so this loan move will allow him to get out there and play regular first-team football in a team batting to get into that play-off zone.”

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