James Forrest

Read all the news about James Forrest of Celtic FC. Position: Midfielder. James Forrest was born in Prestwick on 7 July 1991 (age 27).

James Forrest Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

On 30 August 2009, Forrest signed a four-year contract with Celtic. Their Head of Youth development, Chris McCart, hailed him as one of the best players in Celtic’s U19 squad. Forrest had always excelled at Celtic, with a match program from 2004 singling him out for exceptional performances in the under-13 squad. He then made his first team debut for Celtic on 1 May 2010, coming on as a late substitute against Motherwell. He scored the third of Celtic’s goals in a 4–0 win.

He made his first European appearance for the club in a Champions League qualifying game against Braga in July 2010. A few days later he won the man of the match award for his performance in the Emirates Cup game with Olympique Lyonnais. He continued this fine form into the league campaign, scoring against St Mirren in a 4–0 victory. Forrest was named the SPL Young Player of the Month for August 2010. He would score another two goals, both against Hearts, before being rewarded for his form with a new five year deal on 28 January 2011. Forrest collected his first winner’s medal on 21 May 2011 when he came on a late second-half substitute for Kris Commons in Celtic’s 3–0 Scottish Cup Final win over Motherwell.

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Celtic manager must be brave and not select this injury doubt for cup final

Celtic interim manager Neil Lennon has some intriguing selection decisions to make for Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final against Hearts.

The Celtic Star · May 20

‘Tremendous’ Lenny, ‘came in at a difficult time’ and has ‘done really well,’ Forrest

JAMES FORREST, Scotland’s Player of the Year, has admitted that him and his team-mates would be pleased if Neil Lennon gets the Celtic job on a permanent basis after Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final is out of the way...

The Celtic Star · May 20
Daily Express · May 20

Celtic star James Forrest reveals what Hoops squad really think about Neil Lennon

CELTIC hero James Forrest has praised the job that Neil Lennon has done at Parkhead, but insisted that next season it not yet their main focus...

Daily Express · May 20
BBC · May 20

Celtic squad would welcome Lennon appointment – James Forrest

James Forrest praises Neil Lennon’s record as interim manager and believes Celtic’s players would look forward to working with him as permanent boss...

BBC · May 20
TEAMtalk · May 19

Another award for Liverpool linked Celtic star James Forrest

Celtic winger James Forrest – a reported target for Liverpool – has scooped a Player of the Year double...

TEAMtalk · May 19
Sports Mole · May 19

Celtic winger James Forrest picks up second POTY award

The Scot beat off competition from Callum McGregor, Allan McGregor and Alfredo Morelos...

Sports Mole · May 19
The Celtic Star · May 19

Celtic’s Star Man James Forrest, scoops SFWA Player of the Year Award

JAMES FORREST missed out on the two awards at Celtic’s own near end of season event, with both his fellow Hoops stars and The Celtic Supporters who took part in the club’s poll, opting narrowly for Callum McGregor...

The Celtic Star · May 19
67HailHail · May 19

“That would be unbelievable” Celtic star open to controversial decision

Celtic winger James Forrest has said that it would be “unbelievable” to wear the number seven jersey at Parkhead.

67HailHail · May 19
Celts Are Here · May 17

Five Celtic Players Out of Hearts Tie

CELTIC will be without five players for the Hearts game on Sunday as Neil Lennon tries to get his Scottish Cup side together.

Celts Are Here · May 17
The Celtic Star · May 16

‘We played with the handbrake on,’ Lenny to play Dembele and Henderson but Shved is unavailable

CELTIC manager Neil Lennon will look to rising stars such as Karomoko Dembele and Ewan Henderson for the final league match of the season against Scottish Cup Final opponents Hearts...

The Celtic Star · May 16
Celts Are Here · May 16

Celtic Duo Out for Sunday – Lennon Confirms

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game the Celtic manager has revealed there will be no Kieran Tierney OR James Forrest in the squad when Hearts come to town.

Celts Are Here · May 16
Read Celtic · May 16

Celtic star wants to spend entire career at Parkhead

James Forrest says it would be a dream to spend the rest of his career at Celtic.

Read Celtic · May 16
67HailHail · May 16

Celtic icon wants to stay at Parkhead for life

James Forrest has admitted that it would be “unbelievable” if he could be a Celt for life.

67HailHail · May 16
Read Celtic · May 15

Celtic handed major double injury boost ahead of Scottish Cup final

Celtic have been handed a major double injury boost ahead of their Scottish Cup final against Hearts next weekend, with both James Forrest and Mikael Lustig expected to be fit, the Daily Record report...

Read Celtic · May 15
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