‘NO-BRAIN’ MOVE TO SIGN SCOT
MICKY MELLON is delighted to finally get his hands on Jack Hendry, the Shrewsbury boss having kept tabs on the defender for some time.
Defender Hendry, 20, has joined the Shrews on loan until the end of the season from League One promotion hopefuls Wigan Athletic.
Hendry initially joined Wigan after making his mark in Scotland with Partick Thistle, but the youngster failed to break into the Latics side after signing a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
But, having watched his progress since his time north of the border, Shrews boss Mellon felt it was a nobrainer to bring Hendry to New Meadow, especially with defenders Jermaine Grandison and Zak Whitbread both nursing minor injuries.
“He is someone that a lot of bigger clubs had an eye on,” said Mellon.
“I’ve known him since he was at Partick Thistle and, since he came down here, I have watched him a lot.
“When the need came up with the situation we have with centre-backs, I thought he was the right player to come in and help us.”