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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McGregor shines in stunning Hoops win: How Celtic’s players rated against Kilmarnock

Celtic demolished Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon as Brendan Rodgers saw his side secure a comprehensive 5-1 win.

Forrest calls for one last push from Celtic to reach Europa League knock-outs

James Forrest helped Celtic blow Kilmarnock off the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership but stressed it will require “a big push” to overcome Salzburg on Thursday night...

Celtic FC · 13h

James Forrest: Three points and five goals sets us up for Salzburg

JAMES Forrest netted twice in Celtic’s table-topping 5-1 win over Kilmarnock at Paradise on Saturday, and the winger wants to carry that form into next week’s vital Europa League group-stage clash against FC Salzburg...

Celtic FC · 13h

Celtic – Kilmarnock | Full Press Conference Audio

Brendan Rodgers, Steve Clarke and James Forrest speaking to the press after Celtic’s 5-1 demolition of Kilmarnock takes them top if the league Brendan Rodgers: James Forrest: Steve Clarke:...

Celtic 5-1 Kilmarnock | Twitter Reactions

Twitter reactions from Celtic Park as the Hoops continued their great home form with an emphatic 5-1 win over Kilmarnock.

Celtic 5-1 Kilmarnock | Full time Reaction

Full-time reaction from Celtic Park as the Hoops continued their great home form with an emphatic 5-1 win over Kilmarnock.

The Guardian · Dec 8

James Forrest scores two as Celtic hand Kilmarnock a 5-1 hiding

Celtic leapfrogged Kilmarnock to the top of the Scottish Premiership with a stunning 5-1 victory in their clash at Celtic Park.Steve Clarke’s side travelled to Glasgow with a one-point lead over both Rangers and their O** F*** rivals but their much-talked about title credentials were first tested in the fifth minute when winger James Forrest swept the home side into the lead with a well-taken drive...

The Guardian · Dec 8
Glasgow Live · Dec 8

Celtic 5 Kilmarnock 1 – Hoops reclaim top spot with Kilmarnock rout

James Forrest’s first-time finish from Emilio Izaguirre’s cross gave Brendan Rodgers’ side the lead after just five minutes – the first goal Killie had conceded in five games...

Glasgow Live · Dec 8
HITC · Dec 8

Chris Sutton reacts to Celtic win, worried about two midfielders

James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard, Mikael Lustig and Ryan Christie scored for Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic against Kilmarnock...

HITC · Dec 8
BALLS.ie · Dec 8

Watch: All The Goals As Celtic Batter Kilmarnock To Go Top Of SPL

Celtic returned to the top of the SPL this evening after a convincing 5-1 win over Kilmarnock at Celtic Park in which James Forrest grabbed two goals...

BALLS.ie · Dec 8

Celtic Team News: Emilio starts as KT’s not well

Celtic team to play Kilmarnock is as follows: Craig Gordon Mikael Lustig, Jozo Simunovic, Filip Benkovic, Emilio Izaguirre Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie James Forrest, Tom Rogic, Scotty Sinclair Odsonne Edouard Subs Bain, Hendry, Brown, Griffiths, Gamboa Ntcham and Hayes...

Griff’s Double Target

LEIGH GRIFFITHS is determined to make up for lost time as Celtic face a punishing eight-game schedule between now and the turn of the year...

Scotzine · Dec 4

KT Hails Forrest As Euro Inspiration

KIERAN TIERNEY has admitted the dazzling form of his Celtic team-mate James Forrest will act as inspiration as Scotland prepare for the Euro 2020 qualifiers...

Scotzine · Dec 4

Kris Commons’ Premier League Obsession with Celtic Squad

KRIS COMMONS seems to be the gatekeeper of what Celtic players are good enough for the Premier League.

RTÉ Sport · Dec 3

Hard work paying rich dividend for cup hero Christie

James Forrest believes hard work is paying off for Celtic team-mate Ryan Christie after the midfielder netted the Betfred Cup final winner...

RTÉ Sport · Dec 3
Soccer Souls · Dec 2

Why Newcastle signing this 27-year-old Celtic speedster could turn out to be a golden decision by Benitez

Why Newcastle United must make a move for James Forrest in January Celtic attacker James Forrest is enjoying a special time at Parkhead this season...

Soccer Souls · Dec 2

In Pictures: James Forrest’s Hoops’ Hampden Hat-Trick

JAMES FORREST will be hoping to be to the four against Aberdeen in the Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden this afternoon.

Soccerlens · Dec 1

Derek McInnes names which Celtic player ‘could play in the Premier League’

originally posted on Sportslens.com Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes James Forrest “could play in the Premier League”, with the Celtic winger dazzling the Scottish Premiership this season.

Soccerlens · Dec 1
The Scotsman · Nov 30

Celtic’s James Forrest is aiming to score in a fourth League Cup final

Celtic winger James Forrest will carry the confidence of a triple Betfred Cup final scorer into tomorrow’s showpiece occasion against Aberdeen at Hampden Park...

The Scotsman · Nov 30
Transfer Tavern · Nov 30

‘Announce lifetime contract’ – Plenty of Celtic fans absolutely loving key man again

Celtic beat Rosenborg 1-0 last night in Norway to put themselves in sold contention to get out of Group B in the Europa League, courtesy of Scott Sinclair.

Transfer Tavern · Nov 30

Rosenborg bodied again by Celtic

Second place surely a formality now There’s a few things in life you can set your watch by.

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