Jack Hendry is adamant that he's ready to play for a club of Celtic 's stature after a brilliant year in Belgium's top flight.

The defender has forced his way back into the Scotland set-up amid a succession of outstanding performances for Jupiler Pro League shock troops Oostende.

His side have risen to fifth in the 18 team Belgian top flight and can still finish as high as second against sides with significantly bigger budgets, including Rangers ' Europa League foes Antwerp and Standard Liege.

With Hendry now playing regular football and firing on all cylinders, he's certain he can show his class during the final year of his contract in Paradise.

And although the cultured defender admits the Hoops have been a tough watch this term, the progress made mean he's still glad he made the move to Europe.

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He told Go Radio : "I was brought to Celtic for a reason and it didn't pan out the way I wanted, but sometimes that's just football.

"I definitely feel I could have an impact at Celtic.

"Obviously it has been difficult to watch at times this season but football is football and it has worked out playing for Oostende against some really top teams and really top strikers. It's really brought my development on a lot.

"It was difficult for me at Celtic and I didn't get the game time I would have wanted so I had to take the opportunity to go elsewhere and prove my worth. Thankfully I'm doing that at the minute and I have to keep maintaining that.

He continued: "I have still got a year left at Celtic so I'm not going to turn down any opportunity that arises.

Jack Hendry in action for Scotland during a World Cup qualifier
Hendry was rewarded for his form with a Scotland call-up last month

"Obviously it's a bit unknown with Celtic and who the manager might be so it's hard to comment on that.

"I hope things get sorted and they get back in a positive place, where they should be which is the number one team in Scotland.

"I'm hoping that gets done quick and everyone then can look forward to next season and look to have a positive impact."

Moving from Dundee to the Hoops was a huge step up for the young defender but he feels the experiences gained in spells on loan in Australia and Belgium have left him ready to succeed at the top.

Oostende have a transfer option written into the loan deal allowing them to snap the defender up for a set fee but Hendry would have the final say on any deal going through.

"I have a year left at Celtic and Oostende have an option to activate so they have a certain amount to buy me at," he said.

"They have first dibs and they are trying to do that. It's up to my representatives to speak to both parties and come to an agreement or not.

"For me, I've told my representatives to get me playing at the highest level I possibly can get to. Whatever that club may be.

"I feel it's really important that I'm playing each week and playing at the highest level possible because I can play at a very high level and hopefully I've demonstrated that this season.

"For me to keep developing I need be playing against very good strikers week in and week out.

"Obviously I have learned a lot from my time at Celtic and coming through adversity now.

"I feel I'm ready to play at a club of that stature again."