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 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.

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Neil Lennon Confirms Potential Double Injury Blow

Neil Lennon might have to go into the Partick Thistle game this evening without some important players.

67HailHail · Jan 17

Our View: Injury doubt should lead to first start for Celtic player praised by Lennon

Celtic boss Neil Lennon revealed a bit of interesting injury news during his Friday press conference ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie against Partick Thistle.

67HailHail · Jan 17

‘The team was looking like it needed this break,’ admits the Celtic Star’s Player of the Year

JAMES FORREST is aware that his own performance against the Rangers on 29 December has resulted in a fair amount of justified criticism for the winger who was clearly one of Celtic top performers in 2019, winning pretty much all the Player of the Year awards as the Treble Treble was secured...

67HailHail · Jan 7

Celtic man confirms what some fans will have noticed in recent performances

Celtic’s James Forrest has confirmed what some fans of the Hoops will have noticed about some recent performances.

67HailHail · Jan 7
VideoCelts · Jan 7

Celtic player quits Dubai training camp to hold for transfer talks

Mikey Johnston, Moi Elyounoussi and James Forrest have all been preferred in the wide left role with Sinclair making just two substitute appearances in the SPFL...

VideoCelts · Jan 7
Daily Record · Jan 7

James Forrest responds to his Celtic critics as winger reveals how he deals with intense scrutiny

Forrest has started this season in stunning form yet a couple of below-par displays has him back in the firing line...

Daily Record · Jan 7

James Forrest: This has been my best season at Celtic – but I still fear losing my place

HE was the outstanding performer as Celtic completed a third straight domestic treble last season, scooped multiple Player of the Year awards as a result and has since helped the Parkhead club reach the knockout rounds of Europa League and win the Betfred Cup...

‘Every Good Player Has Bad Games,’ Forrest Answers Back

JAMES FORREST has admitted Celtic were in need of a break as they faltered in their last game of the decade and allowed Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side their first win at Parkhead since 2010...

Evening Times · Jan 7

James Forrest: This has been my best season at Celtic – but I still fear losing my place

HE was the outstanding performer as Celtic completed a third straight domestic treble last season, scooped multiple Player of the Year awards as a result and has since helped the Parkhead club reach the knockout rounds of Europa League and win the Betfred Cup...

Evening Times · Jan 7
Scotzine · Jan 2

Lay Off the Boos: Criticised Celt Backed

JAMES FORREST was hooked by Neil Lennon during Celtic’s 2-1 loss to Rangers at Parkhead on Sunday.

Scotzine · Jan 2
67HailHail · Jan 5

Our View: No need for Celtic to improve on this area in January window

When considering the transfer business that Celtic might do in the January window, there are obvious areas of the team that need to be improved on.

67HailHail · Jan 5
VideoCelts · Jan 1

Will Celtic call out the SFA with Christie, McGregor and Forrest decision?

It is too big a decision for the player to make but if the Celtic board are taking the onslaught on the club seriously they need to sit down with Christie, Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Greg Taylor and tell them that they won’t be involved in the March international/s...

VideoCelts · Jan 1
Transfer Tavern · Dec 30, 2019

‘Horrendous’, ‘Embarrassing’ – Loads of Celtic fans fume at ‘biggest fraud to wear the jersey’

Lots of Celtic fans have slammed the performance of James Forrest in Sunday’s O** F*** defeat, with many of the Parkhead faithful feeling the 14-goal star was ‘invisible’.

Transfer Tavern · Dec 30, 2019
HITC · Dec 29, 2019

Tam McManus claims Celtic ace had an ‘absolute shocker’ against Rangers

James Forrest started Celtic’s clash against Rangers in the Premiership on Sunday...

HITC · Dec 29, 2019
Read Celtic · Jan 17

Lennon reveals two key men are “doubts” for Partick Thistle clash

Neil Lennon has revealed that both Kristoffer Ajer and James Forrest are “doubts” ahead of Saturday’s clash with Partick Thistle.

Read Celtic · Jan 17
20 Minute Tims · Dec 30, 2019

TMT#203 – Two Words: Not Good Enough

Welcome to the latest episode of 20 Minute Tims On this, the final episode of the decade, we’re talking; *The disappointing performance in the home loss to second placed The Huns *The lineup, formation and tactics involved *James Forrest *Boli Bolingoli *Neil Lennon All this and much more, on TMT#203 You can help support the production of these podcasts, as well as gaining access to over 170 extra episodes at patreon.com/20MinuteTims Take advantage of our offer of a free box of craft beer courtesy of frie...

20 Minute Tims · Dec 30, 2019
Inside Futbol · Dec 31, 2019

Some Celtic Fans Too Harsh On Him – Former Bhoy Defends 28-Year-Old

Mark Wilson has defended Celtic winger James Forrest from criticism from supporters...

Inside Futbol · Dec 31, 2019
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