PARTICK THISTLE defender Jack Hendry is a target for Premier League side Everton.

SportTimes understands the Toffees have been keeping tabs on the Firhill starlet in recent weeks and will watch him in action against Celtic this weekend.

If he impresses for Alan Archibald's side once again, it could see boss Roberto Martinez make a move to take him south of the border this summer.

Hendry played for an hour in Thistle's Premiership opener against Hamilton Accies on Saturday after defender Freddy Frans was sent off.

The 20-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest talents in the Firhill ranks and is expected to play a key role for the Jags in their third top flight campaign.

But he could now win a move to the Premier League if Everton follow up their interest and test Thistle's resolve by putting cash on the table.