Celtic have completed the double signing of Dundee defender Jack Hendry and keeper Scott Bain on transfer deadline day.
Hendry has signed a four and a half year deal with the Scottish champions, while Bain will arrive on loan until the end of the season due to the injury picked up by Craig Gordon which will see him out of action for three months.
The 22-year-old defender had only joined Dundee in the summer from English side Wigan and made 25 appearances for Neil McCann’s side.
Speaking to the official Celtic website, Hendry said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed for Celtic. Joining the Scottish champions is a brilliant move for me. I know, from playing against Celtic this season, the quality of players that are at the club and I can’t wait to start training with my new team-mates.
“I also know that working with Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the coaching staff here will improve me as a player and I’m looking forward to working hard every day to repay the faith they’ve shown in signing me.”
Bain had been on loan at Hibs since the start of January but having played no games for the Easter Road side his deal was cancelled in return for Celtic loaning Scott Allan back to Hibs and Neil Lennon’s side loaning Simon Murray to Dundee in return.
The shot-stopper was delighted with his dream move, he added: “This is the biggest club in Scotland and one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I just can’t believe that I’m here.
“I phoned my dad earlier today just to say that I was leaving Easter Road and on the road to Glasgow, and he was buzzing and delighted for me. I can’t believe I was on the bench for Hibs against Celtic last weekend and then, just a few days later, I’m signing for Celtic.
“It’s not something that, when I went on loan to Hibs, I thought was ever going to happen, so the past few days have been great, and to get it over the line and be here is absolutely amazing.”
Hendry and Bain join Marvin Compper, Charly Musonda and Lewis Morgan as Celtic’s new recruits during the January window – although Morgan was immediately loaned back to St.Mirren until the end of the season.
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