By Stephen Mcgowan for MailOnline
Published: 00:00 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 00:00 GMT, 2 January 2019
Celtic are ready to send defender Jack Hendry out on loan in the January window.
A £1.5million signing from Dundee 12 months ago, the 23-year-old has featured in 25 games for the Parkhead side, but last started in a 3-1 Europa League defeat to Red Bull Salzburg on October 4.
Signed in the same transfer window as Marvin Compper, Charly Musonda and Lewis Morgan, Hendry won his first Scotland cap in Hungary in March, and travelled with the national team to Peru and Mexico for the end-of-season tour of Latin America.
Celtic are ready to send Jack Hendry out on loan with Sunderland and Portsmouth interested
The 23-year-old has fallen out of favour and hasn't started a match for Celtic since October
With Celtic's head of player recruitment Lee Congerton a reported target for Anderlecht after two troubled transfer windows, however, Hendry is expected to lead an exodus of fringe players leaving on loan this month.
Sunderland, Portsmouth and Bradford are among the interested clubs.
Compper is also expected to cut short a disastrous spell in Glasgow, despite doubts over the Parkhead futures of first-choice central defensive pairing Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic.
Out of contract in the summer, Boyata has