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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Talking Baws · Aug 18

Video: Watch Celtic Score Stunning Team Goal Against Partick Thistle

Celtic are through to the quarter-finals of the League Cup after picking up a 3-1 win over Partick Thistle today, with Cristian Gamboa, James Forrest and Tom Rogic all combining for the third goal...

Talking Baws · Aug 18
The Celtic Star · Aug 15

‘Could have defended better. Should have gone through,’ disappointed Celtic star

JAMES FORREST spoke about the players disappointment at losing out to AEK Athens in the 3rd Round of Qualifying for the Champions League last night.

The Celtic Star · Aug 15

‘We Blew It,’ Admits Forrest

DEVASTATED James Forrest admitted Celtic “blew it” in their Champions League exit to AEK Athens in the Olympic Stadium last night.

VideoCelts · Aug 11

Has blogging maverick scooped shock Celtic team news?

Olivier Ntcham, James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard are all missing as Brendan Rodgers prepares for Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier away to AEK Athens...

VideoCelts · Aug 11

History Bhoy Forrest

HISTORY Bhoy James Forrest is the sole survivor from the EIGHTEEN players in the Celtic squad that kicked off the seven-in-a-row title charge...

Daily Record · Aug 4

Daniel Arzani closes in on Celtic move as James Forrest reveals wish for new deal

Australian wonderkid Arzani could join as early as next week and Forrest says he wants to be a Celt for life...

Daily Record · Aug 4
Evening Times · Aug 3

Celtic winger James Forrest welcomes a fight for his shirt as he looks to see out career with Parkhead side

Celtic winger James Forrest has no qualms about fighting for his place as the Parkhead side seek to add a few more faces before the end of the transfer window...

Evening Times · Aug 3
The Scotsman · Aug 3

James Forrest ‘satisfied’ with European football and trophies at Celtic

James Forrest says Champions League football and winning trophies at Celtic keeps him more than satisfied plying his trade in Scotland...

The Scotsman · Aug 3
TEAMtalk · Aug 3

James Forrest gives Celtic huge boost over Parkhead future

James Forrest says Champions League football and winning trophies at Celtic keeps him more than satisfied plying his trade in Scotland...

TEAMtalk · Aug 3

James Forrest happy at Celtic

James Forrest says Champions League football and winning trophies at Celtic keeps him more than satisfied plying his trade in Scotland...

Celtic Looks To Offer Contract To This Vital 27 Y/O Midfielder As Rodgers Wants This Player

According to Vital Football, Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are looking to keep hold of their midfield ace James Forrest this summer.

Read Celtic · Aug 2

Celtic to tie two key players down to new deals

Brendan Rodgers wants to sign midfielder James Forrest to a new deal at Celtic, according to the Daily Record.

Read Celtic · Aug 2
BBC · Aug 1

Rodgers wants to keep Boyata & Forrest at Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to retain Dedryck Boyata and James Forrest beyond the expiry of their current deals next summer...

BBC · Aug 1

Rodgers Plans Double Deal

BRENDAN RODGERS is eager to get Dedryck Boyata and James Forrest to pledge their futures to Celtic.

Sports Mole · Jul 31

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers eager to extend Dedryck Boyata, James Forrest deals

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admits that he is eager to tie Dedryck Boyata and James Forrest down to new contracts at Parkhead...

Sports Mole · Jul 31
STV Sport · Jul 31

Rodgers: Celtic working hard to make quality signings

Brendan Rodgers also said he’s keen to keep hold of James Forrest and Dedryck Boyata...

STV Sport · Jul 31

‘Forrest Even Better Than Last Year’

JAMES FORREST completed last season on a high after scoring a career-high of 17 goals.

Evening Times · Jul 31

Celtic captain Scott Brown says James Forrest doesn’t get the praise he is due

The season remains in its infancy, but if the early indications are to be held as a barometer of what is to come, it is the French quarters at Lennoxtown that looks to be making all the noise...

Evening Times · Jul 31

Scottish International Open To Signing Life Time Contract With Celtic: Should Rodgers Offer Him One?

Reports from The Scottish Sun confirm that Celtic winger James Forrest, who is in the final year of his contract at Parkhead, is open to signing an extension...

FootballFanCast · Jul 30

Opinion: 17-goal star and Brendan Rodgers hold the key to ensuring Celtic hardly miss Roberts

James Forrest’s loyalty to Celtic is something to be commended in the modern era and he can minimise the impact of losing Patrick Roberts with an extended deal...

FootballFanCast · Jul 30
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