Three Celtic star to storm the International Friendlies

The international break is here again. Players will seek to make a good impression in the forthcoming games to secure a spot in the squad for participation in the summer’s FIFA World Cup, while other whose team dropped in the qualification stage will be hoping to win the favor of their managers and stake a claim for a regular place in the team.

Scottish champions Celtic too have a number of players who would be representing their countries in the next few days and here we bring you three Hoops players to watch out for in the upcoming rounds of international friendlies.

Jack Hendry (Scotland)

The 22-year was not in Scotland manager Alex McLeish’s original plan but he got lucky as club teammate Kieran Tierney sustained an injury and Hendry was called up as a replacement.

Having only signed for Celtic in January, the 22-year-old defender has played five games for the Hoops but has looked solid in each of his appearances. Heralded as one of the most promising young center-halves in the country, it wouldn’t be too shocking to see Hendry play his first international game in the coming days. 

Tom Rogic (Australia)

The 25-year-old has been named in the Australian squad to take on Norway and Colombia. He will be a big part of the Socceroos squad.

Rogic, who is capped 33 times, just recently come off the treatment table and hadn’t been in such a good form, but a crucial goal for Celtic in the 3-2 triumph over Rangers in the Glasgow Derby seemed to be his turning point. So far this season, the 25-year-old has registered five goals and provided eight assists in 32 appearances. Rogic is expected to make waves in this summer World Cup in Russia and will be looking to impress in the friendlies.

James Forrest (Scotland)

The winger’s performance this season has been top notch, having scored 16 goals and assisted six in 49 games across all competitions over the course of the season.

A regular fixture in the Celtic lineup under Brendan Rodgers, he will be hoping to win the favor of McLeish to establish himself as a constant in the international setup under the new manager. So far, the 26-year-old played 21 games with the Scottish national team but still has a blank sheet. He will be hoping to fill his scoresheet in the upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary.

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