Raith Rovers are delighted to announce midfield playmaker Regan Hendry as our first recruit of the close season following his release by Premiership champions Celtic.
Regan (aged 21) has signed an agreement to join the Rovers when his contract officially ends at Celtic, and when the SPFL registration window opens on 11th June he will sign a 2 year contract.
The club are delighted at securing his services in the face of stiff competition from several other clubs.
Regan first joined Rovers on-loan from Celtic in the second half of the 2017–18 season, making 10 starts and 3 substitute appearances for the Rovers that season.
Regan then re-joined the Rovers for a second loan spell last season in September 2018 when John McGlynn returned to the club as manager; his loan deal was set to run until January 2019, but was curtailed by injury in his 4th appearance of the season at Forfar. Following a successful operation on his ACL and subsequent rehab, Regan is keen to continue where he left off at Stark’s Park.
Speaking exclusively to www.raithrovers.net from his summer holiday in the USA, Regan said “I’m delighted to be back – I couldn’t not come back after all the support I was getting from the fans once they found out I was getting released from Celtic. And it’s time we get the club back to the championship”
Regan signed for Celtic as a 15 year old from Hutchison Vale BC and captained the Scottish Champions’ Development team in his time at the Glasgow giants.
Commenting on the signing, manager John McGlynn said “I am delighted to have signed someone of Regan’s ability. He showed to everyone earlier in the season before he picked up his knee injury what a good player he was and how he was instrumental in the style of our play.
He enjoyed his time at Stark’s Park during both loan deals he had, and was at a number of our games supporting the team last season while he was out injured – again demonstrating the character of this young man and his feelings for the Rovers.”