Today Callum Hendry has revealed in a social media post that his time at St. Johnstone is at an end.
It had been rumoured that Hendry would leave the club this summer, with his contract up at the end of May. The club had offered him a new deal, but it felt too little too late, with his outstanding performance in the second half of the season to keep Saints in the division garnering plenty of attention from elsewhere.
It had been rumoured that Burton Albion, Fleetwood Town and a few other English League One sides had their eye on Hendry. The 24-year-old will have plenty of options, all who can financially outmuscle St. Johnstone, and offer him a fresh start in England. His rumoured destination is Salford City.
Hendry joined Saints in 2017, after leaving the Blackburn Rovers academy, and has played 93 games for the club. He burst onto the scene in the 2019/20 campaign, before spending most of the next season and a half out on loan, or in and out of the team.
He returned to the club in January and scored 9 goals in 18 games as St. Johnstone survived relegation via the play-offs against Inverness.
[Hendry celebrates - Image: Craig Foy/SNS Group]
Hendry has earned his move elsewhere and we wish him all of the best with the rest of his career. The burning question for Saints and Callum Davidson is, who will they replace him with? That will be a big task for the team who scored the least goals in the league by some distance last campaign.