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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‘Rich coming from him’ – These fans are not happy with Liverpool legend’s controversial claim about Celtic ace

Multiple Celtic supporters have disagreed with Michael Owen after the former Liverpool star claimed that James Forrest dived in order to win the penalty against Rennes...

Liverpool hero makes controversial claim about Celtic star – Why he may not have a point

Michael Owen believes James Forrest dived to win Celtic’s penalty against Rennes on Thursday, but it did look like a penalty...

Celts Are Here · Sep 20

English Pundit Accuses Celtic Star of Cheating

MICHAEL OWEN predicted Celtic would get a draw in Rennes and that’s exactly what he did but the former Real Madrid striker had a bone to pick with James Forrest who he believes took a dive to win the penalty which led to the equaliser...

Celts Are Here · Sep 20
Caught Offside · Sep 20

Michael Owen claims Celtic star is a diver after excellent Europa League result

The “art” of winning a penalty has evolved over the years with players moving on from going down after no contact to purposely leaving a body part close to the defender knowing there will be some contact which lets them go down...

Caught Offside · Sep 20
Daily Record · Sep 20

Michael Owen brands Celtic winger James Forrest a diver over penalty in Rennes draw

Celtic were awarded a spot kick in the second half in Brittany after Forrest went down under a challenge from Damien Da Silva...

Daily Record · Sep 20
HITC · Sep 20

Michael Owen accuses Celtic player of diving during Rennes draw

James Forrest won a second-half penalty as Scottish Premiership champions Celtic grabbed a 1-1 Europa League draw with Rennes of France...

HITC · Sep 20
The Guardian · Sep 19

Ryan Christie penalty secures draw for Celtic at Rennes despite late red card

Ryan Christie’s second-half penalty earned Celtic a 1-1 draw with Rennes in their opening Europa League group game in France after they held on with 10 men in a frantic finale.The Scottish champions fell behind to a spot-kick from M’Baye Niang in the 37th minute after some rash defending from Kristoffer Ajer.

The Guardian · Sep 19
Transfer Tavern · Sep 19

‘He’s got everything that it takes’ – Pundit claims Celtic man can make it in the ‘big league’

Former Scotland defender Alan Hutton believes that Celtic winger James Forrest would thrive in the English Premier League and has tipped him to make the move south of the border...

Transfer Tavern · Sep 19
Scotzine · Sep 19

Back Page Bulletin: Celtic Trio Are French Fancy, Jags Lennon Link, Dons Eye Hoban, Kent Injury Update

CALLUM McGREGOR, Ryan Christie and James Forrest are the pick of the Celtic talent for Rennes boss Julien Stephan.

Scotzine · Sep 19
FootballFanCast · Sep 19

Exclusive: John Hartson claims “first name on Lennon’s team-sheet” vital to Celtic’s EL campaign

John Hartson has told Football FanCast exclusively that Celtic winger James Forrest is the first name on Neil Lennon’s team-sheet right now, and could hold the key to their Europa League success...

FootballFanCast · Sep 19
The Celtic Star · Sep 19

Rennes v Celtic – Christie eyes Three Points in Rennes and Rogic Reunion

RYAN CHRISTIE was the Celtic player put up to speak to the media alongside manager Neil Lennon when the club arrived in northern west France last night.

The Celtic Star · Sep 19

On-Fire Forrest the Dangerman

JAMES FORREST has scored in each of Celtic’s last four games in European competition, including both legs of their Europa League play-off win against AIK Stockholm.

Read Celtic · Sep 18

Leicester tipped to make summer move for Celtic man who would ‘flourish’ in England – can the Hoops keep him?

Former Scotland defender Alan Hutton has tipped Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers to make a move to sign James Forrest next summer.

Read Celtic · Sep 18
67HailHail · Sep 17

Ex-Ibrox man credits Brendan Rodgers with “different level” Celtic contribution

Former Rangers player Alex Rae has credited Brendan Rodgers for the improvement in Celtic man James Forrest.

67HailHail · Sep 17
Scotzine · Sep 17

Forrest: Celtic Owe Rodgers, Ex-Ibrox Star

CELTIC owe former boss Brendan Rodgers a debt of gratitude over the rise in form of winger James Forrest.

Scotzine · Sep 17
Read Celtic · Sep 17

‘Didn’t think he had a great game’ – These Celtic fans offer mixed opinions on pundits surprise Premiership verdict

Many Celtic supporters have offered mixed opinions on the BT Sport Team of the Week picked by former Hoops star Chris Sutton and fellow colleague Darrell Currie...

Read Celtic · Sep 17
Evening Times · Sep 16

Ex-Rangers star insists Brendan Rodgers to thank for taking James Forrest to ‘different level’

Ex-Rangers midfielder Alex Rae believes Brendan Rodgers is to thank for James Forrest finding a “different level” as a Celtic player...

Evening Times · Sep 16
Soccerlens · Sep 16

‘Showed his qualities’: 28-year-old int’l really impressed with one Celtic summer signing

originally posted on Sportslens.com Hatem Abd Elhamed has showered heaps of praise on Mohamed Elyounoussi who made his Celtic debut against Hamilton Academical over the weekend.

Soccerlens · Sep 16
67HailHail · Sep 15

Do Lennon comments throw Celtic star’s injury into question?

It looks as though Celtic star Marian Shved’s injury may not be as bad as first feared.

67HailHail · Sep 15
Transfer Tavern · Sep 15

Unsung Hero: Celtic fans are in for a treat if winger continues to impress – Opinion

Celtic made it five wins out of five in the Scottish Premiership this season after beating Hamilton 1-0 at New Douglas Park...

Transfer Tavern · Sep 15
Soccerlens · Sep 15

‘Poor, over rated’: Some Celtic fans rip into one player after latest display vs Hamilton

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic did just well enough to maintain their perfect start to their 2019-20 Scottish Premiership campaign after winning 1-0 against Hamilton Academical on Saturday away from home.

Soccerlens · Sep 15
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