Kundai Benyu remains hopeful over his chances of returning to Celtic ahead of next season. 

The young midfielder completed a loan move to Helsingborgs IF midway through the season after struggling to break into the Hoops’ first-team squad under Brendan Rodgers. 

Benyu failed to make a single appearance for Celtic at senior level this term, and this saw him seek pastures new away from Scotland as he went in search of regular game time elsewhere.

The Zimbabwe international arrived at the club with high expectations after the Hoops won the race to secure his signature, but he has since seen chances to impress elude him. 

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Nevertheless, Benyu remains optimistic about a future at Celtic Park and spoke to Fotboll Skanalen about his current situation. He said:

It was time to leave and get more experience with senior football. This is a good club, it is a good standard in Swedish football. Hopefully, I can play many games and return [to Celtic] to see what’s the plan.

You know how football is. Things go up and down, just like that. I had a setback and was not so involved, but things like that happen in football. You only have to work and work.

Brendan is a good trainer and I really have no problems with him. We had a good relationship.

Neil Lennon is in interim charge of Celtic until the end of the season, and irrespective of whether he remains in the hot seat, it seems Benyu will relish the chance to impress a new manager come the summer.

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