James Forrest

James Forrest of Celtic FC (Midfielder) 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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Blow for Celtic as 28 y/o ruled out of Kilmarnock clash

Neil Lennon has confirmed that James Forrest has been ruled out of Celtic’s clash with Kilmarnock on Wednesday evening.

Soro Latest, Forrest blow but Ajer and Johnston ready for Rugby Park

NEIL LENNON spoke to the Media this afternoon ahead of tomorrow evening’s vital Premiership match at Rugby Park.

67HailHail · 15h

Mixed injury news for Celtic as Lennon provides updates on six first-team performers

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has provided a host of injury updates ahead of the Hoops’ league match against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.

Injury Update: Celtic Star’s Setback

JAMES FORREST, who missed the 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Partick Thistle at the weekend, is unlikely to bit fit in time to face Kilmarnock tomorrow evening...

Neil Lennon Confirms Injury Blow, But Duo will Return

NEIL LENNON has confirmed Celtic will again be without James Forrest for their trip to Rugby Park on Wednesday after the winger missed the Partick Thistle game at the weekend.

Partick Thistle defender left with mixed emotions after Celtic agony

James Penrice was one of Partick Thistle’s better players against Celtic- but he wasn’t entirely satisfied at full time.

Celts Are Here · Jan 19

Manager Confirms Two Players Return Possibly Three For Rugby Park Clash

Neil Lennon may have had his hand forced somewhat with his team selection and shape for yesterdays Scottish Cup derby clash with Partick Thistle.

Celts Are Here · Jan 18

Neil Lennon Confirms Potential Double Injury Blow

Neil Lennon might have to go into the Partick Thistle game this evening without some important players.

67HailHail · Jan 17

Our View: Injury doubt should lead to first start for Celtic player praised by Lennon

Celtic boss Neil Lennon revealed a bit of interesting injury news during his Friday press conference ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie against Partick Thistle.

Read Celtic · Jan 17

Lennon reveals two key men are “doubts” for Partick Thistle clash

Neil Lennon has revealed that both Kristoffer Ajer and James Forrest are “doubts” ahead of Saturday’s clash with Partick Thistle.

Talking Baws · Jan 17

Video: Celtic Fans Will Love Lazio TV Commentary of Their Win in October

Celtic fans will love Lazio TV commentary of their win in October.

Celtic should rest out-of-sorts James Forrest and bring in forgotten man Maryan Shved

There is little doubt that James Forrest will look back on 2019 fondly...

‘Better than James Forrest’ – Many Celtic fans show appreciation for ‘guaranteed match winner’

Many Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to express their sadness at the likely exit of winger Scott Sinclair from the club...

‘The team was looking like it needed this break,’ admits the Celtic Star’s Player of the Year

JAMES FORREST is aware that his own performance against the Rangers on 29 December has resulted in a fair amount of justified criticism for the winger who was clearly one of Celtic top performers in 2019, winning pretty much all the Player of the Year awards as the Treble Treble was secured...

67HailHail · Jan 7

Celtic man confirms what some fans will have noticed in recent performances

Celtic’s James Forrest has confirmed what some fans of the Hoops will have noticed about some recent performances.

‘Every Good Player Has Bad Games,’ Forrest Answers Back

JAMES FORREST has admitted Celtic were in need of a break as they faltered in their last game of the decade and allowed Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side their first win at Parkhead since 2010...

VideoCelts · Jan 7

Celtic player quits Dubai training camp to hold for transfer talks

Mikey Johnston, Moi Elyounoussi and James Forrest have all been preferred in the wide left role with Sinclair making just two substitute appearances in the SPFL...

Daily Record · Jan 7

James Forrest responds to his Celtic critics as winger reveals how he deals with intense scrutiny

Forrest has started this season in stunning form yet a couple of below-par displays has him back in the firing line...

James Forrest: This has been my best season at Celtic – but I still fear losing my place

HE was the outstanding performer as Celtic completed a third straight domestic treble last season, scooped multiple Player of the Year awards as a result and has since helped the Parkhead club reach the knockout rounds of Europa League and win the Betfred Cup...

Evening Times · Jan 7

James Forrest: This has been my best season at Celtic – but I still fear losing my place

HE was the outstanding performer as Celtic completed a third straight domestic treble last season, scooped multiple Player of the Year awards as a result and has since helped the Parkhead club reach the knockout rounds of Europa League and win the Betfred Cup...

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