James Forrest

James Forrest of Celtic FC (Midfielder) was born in Prestwick on 7 July 1991 (age 29).

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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Read Celtic · Jan 20

True or False Quiz: How well do you know James Forrest’s Celtic career?

Read Celtic · Jan 19

Celtic could land next Scott Sinclair in cut-price Demarai Gray deal [Opinion]

Vital Celtic · Jan 15

Celtic miss him, but Lennon “needs” him

Read Celtic · Jan 13

Celtic must land Bright Osayi-Samuel to solve lack of attacking spark [Opinion]

‘Like a New Signing’ – Exclusive: Pundit reacts to big Celtic development after Dubai

Mikey Johnson Speaks About His Return To Fitness And The Benefits Of Training In Dubai

Forrest, Christie and Turnbull

67HailHail · Jan 8

What James Forrest return means tactically for Celtic and Neil Lennon

‘Huge’ – Neil Lennon predicts Forrest’s return can help title push

Forgotten Celt on Way Back

Neil Lennon Discusses Pivotal Celtic Return

67HailHail · Jan 7

Neil Lennon “not giving up” on title; provides James Forrest update

‘Great news for Celtic’ – Exclusive: Pundit blown away by Hoops development

Devastating – Exclusive: Whelan reacts to another crushing Celtic injury blow

‘Inventive’ Celtic star tipped for big boost as ‘huge’ Lennoxtown news emerges

Celtic made failed move to sign 22-goal right winger

Transfer Latest: Nicky Hammond Recommends Swedish Midfielder

‘Huge’ – Exclusive: Treble winner reacts to critical Celtic reveal from Lennoxtown

The Boot Room · Jan 1

Report: Celtic scouting Europa League wizard, an absolute no-brainer at just £1.5m

Read Celtic · Dec 30, 2020

Celtic ‘alerted’ to Patrick Roberts availability

The Celtic Star · Dec 29, 2020

Major boost for Celtic as right winger nearing return

Glasgow Live · Dec 29, 2020

James Forrest boost as Neil Lennon gives return timeframe

BBC · Dec 29, 2020

Celtic: Neil Lennon expects quiet January window as James Forrest nears return

Celts Are Here · Dec 29, 2020

James Forrest Injury Update

Indy Celts · Dec 29, 2020

Patrick Roberts link would be ideal replacement for long term absentee

The Celtic Bhoys · Dec 28, 2020

Celtic player is the biggest reason behind this season’s collapse

The Celtic Star · Dec 20, 2020

Newcastle, Leicester and Leeds show an interest in Celtic midfielder due to contract situation

The Celtic Star · Dec 20, 2020

“James Forrest is still angry with me” – Former Celtic star Mikel Lustig reminisces about the police hat celebration

The Celtic Bhoys · Dec 19, 2020

3 wingers Celtic should try to sign in the January transfer window

Not the Old Firm · Dec 18, 2020

‘Couldn’t believe it’ – Brother of Celtic star aiming to do what Hoops man can’t

Celtic Now And Forever · Dec 17, 2020

Ex-Scotland Boss Makes Powerful Forrest And Bale Comparisons

Transfer Tavern · Dec 17, 2020

‘Massive loss’ for Neil Lennon – Pundit reacts to blow for ‘special’ Celtic talent

Read Celtic · Dec 17, 2020

Celtic should be looking at soon-to-be-free agent Philip Zinckernagel [Opinion]

Football Insider · Dec 16, 2020

‘Massive Loss’ – Exclusive: McLeish gutted as brilliant Celtic player ruled out for months

The Celtic Star · Dec 15, 2020

QPR’s Bright Osayi-Samuel: Report claims Celtic manager keen to strike an immediate deal

Football Insider · Dec 14, 2020

‘Something’s Going On Behind the Scenes’ – Exclusive: Pundit reacts to Athletic’s Celtic reveal

Celtic Now And Forever · Dec 13, 2020

Celtic Top Favourites To Lure £3 Million Star To Parkhead

67HailHail · Dec 13, 2020

Celtic injury latest: James Forrest out longer than initially expected; won’t be seen until February

The Celtic Star · Dec 13, 2020

Wing and a Prayer: Forrest “coming off the crutches”, Johnston “cameo performances”, Dembele “be patient”

Celtic Quick News · Dec 13, 2020

Forrest Setback

Evening Times · Dec 12, 2020

Celtic boss Neil Lennon provides injury update on James Forrest as he offers advice to Karamoko Dembele

Herald Scotland · Dec 12, 2020

Celtic boss Neil Lennon provides injury update on James Forrest as he offers advice to Karamoko Dembele

Read Celtic · Dec 11, 2020

Celtic should consider move for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing [Opinion]

Football Insider · Dec 3, 2020

Pundit Exclusive: Celtic backed to beat Rangers to pre-contract signing after Warburton reveal, Ibrox news

Celtic Now And Forever · Dec 2, 2020

James Forrest – a man sorely missed by Neil Lennon.

Celts Are Here · Dec 2, 2020

The Biggest Blow to Celtic’s Season; Some Fans Haven’t Even Noticed

67HailHail · Nov 25, 2020

Celtic are badly missing James Forrest; his absence has revealed his true value

67HailHail · Nov 21, 2020

Neil Lennon was a fan of James Forrest before he became Celtic boss according to Chris McCart

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