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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VideoCelts · 19m

Sutton turns to Celtic for his Team of the Week

Kieran Tierney, Tom Rogic, James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard are all selected with former Celt Declan Gallagher of Livingston also picked...

VideoCelts · 19m
The Celtic Star · Oct 21

‘Tactically brilliant, he is such a top-class player,’ Rodgers praises Celtic star

TOM ROGIC and James Forrest have been getting well deserved praise for their performances against Hibs and St Johnstone.

The Celtic Star · Oct 21
Celts Are Here · Oct 21

Incredible – ‘Season Defining’ Celtic Star Stats Show Major Influence

James Forrest is a man on a mission these days. The player used to frustrate the Celtic faithful to no end with some great performances followed up by ten frustratingly bad performances...

Celts Are Here · Oct 21
The Celtic Star · Oct 21

Video: Rodgers, Rogic and Jamesy “yeah no, as I said” Forrest

JAMES FORREST and TOM ROGIC were outstanding again yesterday in Celtic’s thrilling 4-2 win over Neil Lennon’s Hibernian side.

The Celtic Star · Oct 21
John James · Oct 21

Manufacturing Defeat

There was much to admire in Celtic’s performance yesterday.

John James · Oct 21
Celtic TV · Oct 21

Celtic FC – James Forrest and Tom Rogic #CELHIB reaction

🎙️ James Forrest and Tom Rogic give their reaction to #CelticTV after #CELHIB.

Celtic TV · Oct 21

Oli Shaw believes Celtic star Forrest is right to fear Hibs

Oli Shaw reckons Celtic winger James Forrest has every reason to be wary of Hibs given the team’s recent record against Brendan Rodgers’ side...

Soccerlens · Oct 17

John Hartson names which Celtic player “might take the hump” after Scotland mistreatment

originally posted on Sportslens.com John Hartson believes James Forrest should be “included to take the hump” after being snubbed by Scotland manager Alex McLeish.

Soccerlens · Oct 17

James Forrest sends out a warning to Celtic’s title rivals

Celtic winger James Forrest has sent out a warning to the Hoops’ title rivals and they are ready to fight back after a slow start...

James Forrest: Hearts and Hibs will lay down genuine title threat

Celtic winger James Forrest has backed Hearts and Hibs to sustain a genuine interest in the Premiership title race...

The Scotsman · Oct 17

Celtic’s James Forrest tips ‘brilliant’ Hibs to stay in title race

Eltic winger James 
Forrest has backed Hibernian to sustain a genuine interest in the Ladbrokes Premiership title race...

The Scotsman · Oct 17
The Celtic Star · Oct 14

We say, “It never rains but it pours,” the French prefer, “Never two without three”

KIERAN TIERNEY is out of the Scotland squad for the friendly against Portugal, although Callum McGregor is still there as are the Celtic bench-warmers Craig Gordon – the goalkeeper who lacks as SFA lifetime ban for playing for Scotland, and James Forrest, the player who found out that scoring 3 goals for your club gets...

The Celtic Star · Oct 14
Celts Are Here · Oct 12

Beyond Comprehension – Sutton Reacts to Major McLeish Backfire

CHRIS SUTTON is regularly on social media chatting with fans of all clubs about what’s going on in football.

Celts Are Here · Oct 12
HITC · Oct 12

Legend strongly suggests teen talent better than James Forrest leaves Celtic

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic signed Daniel Arzani on loan from Manchester City in the summer transfer window...

HITC · Oct 12
Evening Times · Oct 11

Davie Hay: James Forrest deserves a bit of recognition

James Forrest has been one of the most under-rated Celtic players but has become one of their most consistent performers in recent years...

Evening Times · Oct 11

Send our players back to Lennoxtown as soon as possible

I know what you are worried about after last night’s Scotland performance, “He’s going to throw James Forrest in now.” My feeling on the matter is that James, Callum and Kieran all need to ‘work on their fitness’ a bit...

The Celtic Blog · Oct 11

Disbelief And Anger Amongst Fans As McLeish Leaves Four Goal Forrest Out Of His Team

Alex McLeish has done what James McFadden suggested he would earlier this week; he has dropped James Forrest, the scorer of four goals in a single game at the weekend, from his Scotland side, choosing to field only McGregor and Tierney from our squad.

The Celtic Blog · Oct 11
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