Posted: 31.03.2015 19:51 Post subject: Liam Henderson
The 18-year-old will join the Norwegian side [on loan] in time for the start of their domestic season which gets underway next Monday.
“The gaffer says I should go and it would be good for me to go and play games and I’m looking forward to doing that,” said Henderson
And the Hoops youngster, who has been starring for Scotland U19s in Austria in recent days, knows he will be joining a team which shares Celtic’s winning mentality and attacking philosophy.
“I found out after a couple of days here in Austria and I was buzzing,” he said. “I know that Rosenborg are the biggest club in Norway and I’m going there to play as many games as I can to try and help them do well.
"They play a nice, attacking style similar to us and I’m going there to learn, and it will be another great experience for me.
"The manager is a former midfielder who played for Man City and they will be pushing for the league title. Obviously Celtic are pushing for leagues and trophies as well so it will be great for me. The main objective is go there, play games and perform well, and I can’t wait to get started.”
“I then moved into my apartment so I’m living myself for the first time. That’s a big step for me as I’m learning to cook and having to clean and stuff like that. I’m getting there.
“I think that’s all part of the experience and I’ll definitely come back more grown-up and wiser so that’s one thing to take from it. That can be good for my personal development as well as my football development.”
“I was a little nervous about the fact I was going into a changing room where I didn’t know anybody but it was made so easy by the fact that the players were so welcoming.
“Morten Gamst Pederson introduced me to everyone and he’s been brand new. We go out for food together which is great so I’ve settled in pretty well.”
Henderson has done everything asked of him during a loan spell with Norwegian team Rosenborg. He’s stayed fit, he’s featured for the high profile side and when he has seen game time, he’s quite often made the difference.
The alternative is another loan spell, which will allow him to continue his development with Deila and Celtic watching on closely. There’s no harm in a six month deal somewhere and if Henderson shows enough, he could feature over the second half of the season for the Bhoys.
“It was a really good three months, I really enjoyed the experience but I’m really glad to be back if I’m honest.
“The thing I learned most is that being away from here I realised how much I want to play for Celtic. Maybe before I went away I took things for granted but coming back now I’ve got a new outlook and hopefully that’s to my benefit.”