'Nothing to sign' - Highly-rated midfielder on Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen interest after England move

Regan Hendry revealed there was interest from Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen – but no team offered anything concrete.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 1:10 pm
Regan Hendry has moved to England. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)

The midfielder completed a switch to English League Two side Forest Green Rovers earlier this week, signing a two-year deal.

Hendry, who is from Edinburgh, was one of the most impressive players in the Championship last season, starring for Raith Rovers as the Fife side finIshed third under former Hearts boss John McGlynn.

The 23-year-old was nominated for the PFA Scotland Championship player of the year.

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Hendry, in an interview with the Courier, confirmed Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen were some of the clubs in Scotland to show interest.

However, no concrete offers were forthcoming with the move to England more appealing, Forest Green Rovers offering him a platform to display his composure, intelligence and ability to control games.

“Those clubs mentioned were among those interested in me without really doing anything about it,” Hendry, who came through the Celtic academy, said.

“When there is nothing put in front of you to sign, there is no decision to make.

“There were several clubs sniffing around without making a move, whereas I wanted to get something done. There were a lot of teams saying ‘we need to wait and see’.

“You compare that to the Zoom call I had with Forest Green and their determination to bring me to the club — the amount of detail they had about me, and how I would operate within the team — and it was night and day.”

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