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).

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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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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.

Scotzine · 6h

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 · 6h

‘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...

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

Lenny’s ‘Tinge of Regret’

CELTIC boss Neil Lennon had every right to feel satisfied with the champions’ latest victory after conquering the defence-in-depth tactics of resolute Hamilton Accies.

Herald Scotland · Sep 14

James Forrest happy to banish Scotland woes with Celtic winner

CELTIC winger James Forrest says that his match-winning goal against Hamilton was the perfect tonic after a disappointing week away with Scotland...

Herald Scotland · Sep 14
Evening Times · Sep 14

James Forrest happy to banish Scotland woes with Celtic winner

CELTIC winger James Forrest says that his match-winning goal against Hamilton was the perfect tonic after a disappointing week away with Scotland...

Evening Times · Sep 14

Five wins out of five for Celtic as Forrest’s goal seals the points

Celtic secured their best start to a league season since 2010 thanks to a solitary James Forrest goal in their 1-0 win over Hamilton Accies on Saturday.New bhoy Mohamed Elyounoussi, making his debut in the green and white hoops, tee’d up Forrest to score the only goal of the game just four minutes into the game with Accies’ ultra-defensive tactics and dodgy pitch curtailing any hope of a footballing contest breaking out.Story of the matchOn loan signing, Elyounoussi was making his debut for Neil Lennon’s...

SPFL TV · Sep 14

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic | Forrest Continues Celtic’s Perfect Form! | Ladbrokes Premiership

An early James Forrest Goal assisted by new signing Mohamed Elyounoussi was what made the difference as the Hoops continue their perfect start to the league campaign.

SPFL TV · Sep 14
Celtic Fans TV · Sep 14

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic | Twitter Reaction

Another 3 points away from home at Hamilton for Neil Lennon’s Celtic, which extends the perfect start to 5 out of 5.

Celtic Fans TV · Sep 14
Celtic Fans TV · Sep 14

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic | Post-Match Pint

The Post-Match Pint from the Radisson Red after Hamilton 0-1 Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic Fans TV · Sep 14
Celtic Fans TV · Sep 14

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic | Full-time Reaction

Another 3 points away from home at Hamilton for Neil Lennon’s Celtic, which extends the perfect start to 5 out of 5.

Celtic Fans TV · Sep 14
The Celtic Star · Sep 14

Sandman’s Definitive Ratings – James Forrest’s exhibitionist opportunities at Hamilton Palace

“Aye, so there was this big bit ‘o waste grund near the supermarket, so the boys chipped in their old Subbuteo pitches and we sowed them intae one big carpet, sorry – pitch – then got a couple of second-hand corrugated iron sheds and flanged them the gither for a side an’ away end, then...

The Celtic Star · Sep 14
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