James Forrest

James Forrest of Celtic FC (Midfielder) was born in Prestwick on 7 July 1991 (age 28).

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.

CELTIC 1 RANGERS 0: WORDS AND IMAGES OF THE SEASON: DECEMBER (Part One)

CELTIC were looking for a fourth successive League Cup Final triumph when they lined up against Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit at Hampden on Sunday, December 8 2019.

Photos: Jeremie Frimpong’s Celtic Q&A

JEREMIE FRIMPONG has enjoyed a breakthrough season in first team football since joining from Manchester City’s reserves last summer.

Celts Are Here · Mar 31

Fan Footage: Scott Brown Show Ends in Halliday Meltdown

It’s a year to the day Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest sent The Rangers packing at Celtic Park – all but sealing eight in a row.

The Celtic Star · Mar 28

‘We Should Frame That Hat Or Put It In The Cabinet Next To The League We Won That Day’, Dembele On PC Lustig

The official Celtic Twitter account posted a link to an article on the club’s website yesterday.

HITC · Mar 28

Celtic player says hammering Rangers was ‘special’

James Forrest reflects on Celtic’s 5-0 win against Rangers...

67HailHail · Mar 26

Glory Goals: James Forrest vs Shakhter Karagandy, August 2013

Continue reading “Glory Goals: James Forrest vs Shakhter Karagandy, August 2013” on 67HailHail.

HITC · Mar 26

Alex Rae says Celtic player Brendan Rodgers said ‘remarkable’ has been ‘seriously impressive’

Continue reading “Alex Rae says Celtic player Brendan Rodgers said ‘remarkable’ has been ‘seriously impressive’” on HITC.

67HailHail · Mar 25

James Forrest selects his favourite ever Celtic assist

Continue reading “James Forrest selects his favourite ever Celtic assist” on 67HailHail.

Glasgow Live · Mar 25

Celtic star James Forrest on Rangers goal and his favourite assist

Forrest answers fans’ questions about his time at the club...

Celtic FC · Mar 25

Four from the Fans: James Forrest answers your questions

WITH the Scottish football calendar postponed due to the current coronavirus crisis, the Celtic View team is catching up with the players to ask them your questions...

Evening Times · Mar 25

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hails “modern day greats” Scott Brown and James Forrest on his 10th anniversary

NEIL Lennon has hailed “modern day greats” Scott Brown and James Forrest for their contribution to the success he has enjoyed as Celtic manager since he was first appointed 10 years ago today...

Herald Scotland · Mar 25

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hails “modern day greats” Scott Brown and James Forrest on his 10th anniversary

NEIL Lennon has hailed “modern day greats” Scott Brown and James Forrest for their contribution to the success he has enjoyed as Celtic manager since he was first appointed 10 years ago today...

67HailHail · Mar 12

James Forrest has little time to reflect on his Celtic decade of success

Continue reading “James Forrest has little time to reflect on his Celtic decade of success” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Mar 12

James Forrest has warning for Celtic rivals ahead of Glasgow derby

Continue reading “James Forrest has warning for Celtic rivals ahead of Glasgow derby” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Mar 11

James Forrest opens up on “quite dramatic” first Ibrox experience

Continue reading “James Forrest opens up on “quite dramatic” first Ibrox experience” on 67HailHail.

Read Celtic · Mar 10

Neil Lennon’s update on key Celtic trio is excellent news ahead of Glasgow Derby

Neil Lennon has revealed he has no concerns over the respective fitnesses of three of his key men, and that is hugely positive ahead of the Glasgow Derby...

67HailHail · Mar 10

Our View: James Forrest will be given chance to end barren Celtic run

Continue reading “Our View: James Forrest will be given chance to end barren Celtic run” on 67HailHail.

Boss Has No Burn-Out Fears

NEIL LENNON insists winger James Forrest will be a key man for Celtic as they head towards the extraordinary quadruple treble.

Video: 4-0! Griffiths gets his Hat-trick

Leigh Griffiths bagged his hat-trick with a superb strike as Celtic made it 4-0...

The Athletic · Mar 6

Celtic’s 3-5-2 has a rather fundamental flaw: the wing-backs

Celtic’s left side has gone from strength to weakness, while James Forrest’s defensive instincts have been exposed on the right...

Stats show that a lot of the anger directed at James Forrest is misplaced

Every club tends to have that one player that the fans will turn against at the slightest sign of a bad performance, and James Forrest is Celtic’s version of that just now...

BBC Pundit ‘Surprised’ by Neil Lennon Decision

Current BBC and BT Sport pundit Michael Stewart claimed he was ‘surprised’ by Neil Lennon’s decision to switch James Forrest out to the left-hand side last night.

Daily Record · Mar 4

The James Forrest transfer alternative Celtic boss Neil Lennon must go after – Hotline

Gavin Berry took your calls as one punter suggested a signing while there was plenty of praise for Billy Gilmour...

Sports Mole · Mar 3

Team News: James Forrest, Callum McGregor expected to be fit for Celtic

Celtic have issues in central defence with Kristoffer Ajer (thigh) doubtful and Jozo Simunovic out with his ongoing knee issue...

Video – James Forrest’s Easter Road Screamer Last March

He can take your breath away one week and frustrate the next, thus he can divide opinion.

Forrest Fights Back, Calmac Gets Plastered

JAMES FORREST will be fit for Celtic’s crucial Premiership head-to-head with Livingston in West Lothian tomorrow night...

67HailHail · Mar 3

Celtic boss Neil Lennon provides James Forrest and Callum McGregor update

Continue reading “Celtic boss Neil Lennon provides James Forrest and Callum McGregor update” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Mar 2

Neil Lennon updates on Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Kristoffer Ajer injury concerns

Continue reading “Neil Lennon updates on Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Kristoffer Ajer injury concerns” on 67HailHail.

Read Celtic · Mar 2

“Took a lot out of us physically” – Lennon’s injury update on two Celtic star’s is worrying ahead of Livingstone clash

Neil Lennon has issued a slightly worrying fitness update ahead of Celtic’s midweek trip to Livingston...

VideoCelts · Mar 2

FanCam: Brilliant video captures the tension and emotion of Christie’s winning goal

After a wait for running repairs on Forrest, Callum McGregor and James Forrest the ball was delivered perfectly by Christie...

Scotzine · Mar 1

SEMI-FINAL DRAW: CELTIC v DONS, HEARTS v HIBS

CELTIC overcame gallant St Johnstone 1-0 with a late Ryan Christie goal to book a Scottish Cup semi-final place against Aberdeen at Hampden next month...

Daily Record · Mar 1

James Forrest ranks Celtic’s Copenhagen loss as worse than Cluj Champions League shocker

The Hoops star has backed the Parkhead outfit to bounce back despite their European campaign ending in a disappointing fashion this week...

Making a defence for under-fire James Forrest

James Forrest appears to be taking plenty of stick from supporters following Celtic’s Europa League exit at the hands of Copenhagen.

The Celtic Star · Feb 28

Supporting Youth Development gives us the Celtic Stars of the Future

PAUL DALY is the Manager of Celtic Development Pools.

Read Celtic · Feb 28

Gallery: Nothing higher than a ‘6’ on an evening to forget – Celtic player ratings from the defeat to Copenhagen

Celtic crashed out of the Europa League in disastrous fashion at Parkhead on Thursday evening as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to FC Copenhagen.

FootballFanCast · Feb 28

“Elyounoussi is 100x the player” – Lots of Celtic fans destroy “fraud” who is a “passenger”

Celtic fans destroy winger James Forrest after they crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday night...

Celtic Starting XI vs FC Copenhagen: Griffiths left out!

Celtic Starting XI as they welcome Danish Champions, FC Copenhagen, to Parkhead for the second leg of their Round of 32 tie in the UEFA Europa League...

EatSleepSport · Feb 27

Celtic receive double boost ahead of Copenhagen clash

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed captain Scott Brown and winger James Forrest are fit for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Copenhagen...

Read Celtic · Feb 27

Opinion: Lennon is correct with his “big game player” claim as he hails star man ahead of FC Copenhagen clash

Neil Lennon has labelled James Forrest as a player who relishes the big games, and his statistics from this season emphasise why the Celtic boss is correct to suggest that...

CELTIC v COPENHAGEN: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

SKIPPER Scott Brown and winger James Forrest, who missed the 3-1 weekend win over Kilmarnock, are poised to return for Celtic’s Europa League clash with FC Copenhagen at Parkhead tonight...

Read Celtic · Feb 26

“A positive” – Celtic ace provides peculiar response to recent transfer speculation surrounding in-form teammate

Celtic winger James Forrest has labelled transfer rumours surrounding teammate Odsonne Edouard as “positive”, as reported on the Daily Record.

Read Celtic · Feb 26

Lennon confirms double fitness boost for Celtic ahead of Copenhagen second leg

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that Scott Brown and James Forrest are fit for Thursday evening’s UEFA Europa League clash with FC Copenhagen.

Talking Baws · Feb 26

Neil Lennon Reveals Scott Brown and James Forrest Are Both Fit for Copenhagen

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed Scott Brown is fit for tomorrow night’s Europa League showdown with Copenhagen, and winger James Forrest looks likely to play too...

Sky Sports · Feb 26

Celtic duo fit for Copenhagen clash

Neil Lennon has declared Scott Brown and James Forrest fit for Celtic’s Europa League clash with FC Copenhagen at Parkhead on Thursday night...

Daily Record · Feb 26

Scott Brown and James Forrest in Celtic fitness update as Hoops prepare for Copenhagen Europa League clash

The Hoops have been handed a major fitness boost with the return of the two key players...

Celts Are Here · Feb 26

Neil Lennon Confirms Europa League Injury Blow

Celtic have some good news and bad news on the injury front.

67HailHail · Feb 25

James Forrest delighted with Fraser Forster’s penalty saves after training focus

Continue reading “James Forrest delighted with Fraser Forster’s penalty saves after training focus” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Feb 25

James Forrest can’t see comparisons between Edouard and Dembele

Continue reading “James Forrest can’t see comparisons between Edouard and Dembele” on 67HailHail.

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