We all love a good news story here, so we were delighted to see former Hoops academy and first-team player Liam Henderson make the morning papers and online columns with his team’s promotion from Serie B to Serie A in Italy.
Playing for Hellas Verona, he started the match against Citadella with a 2-0 deficit to overcome from the first leg play-off. In dramatic fashion, they struck late on to clinch the 3-0 win they needed and wild celebrations ensued.
Brother of current first-team youngster Ewan, Liam joined the small outfit from Bari, who suffered financial difficulties and he made the switch to Verona. He to Twitter to celebrate the win with a picture of him and his family.
Twitter: Serie A baby!!!!!!! What a day, what a team, God bless @HellasVeronaFC https://t.co/trOedq0NYc (@liam53henderson)
He will now go down in the history books as only the fourth ever Scot to play in the Italian top flight, alongside three legends of Scottish football – Graeme Souness, Joe Jordan and Denis Law.
Having come through the ranks at Celtic, he will always be fondly remembered even though he didn’t quite make the impact he wanted at the club. Having said that, he did feature under Ronny Deila between 2014 and 2015, where he played 29 times and scored three goals.
Spells on loan at Rosenborg and Hibernian – where he famously set up the winning goal in their historic Scottish Cup win over Rangers followed before his move to Italy.
With more exciting times to come for this young man, and the prospect of an international call up, everyone at Celtic will surely be hoping he goes from strength to strength.