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 · Feb 18

Sutton dishes out the blame for Brown’s red card

The selective issuing of yellow cards for celebrating a goal is something that infuriates Celtic supporters, two weeks ago James Forrest picked up one while Timo Weah didn’t for virtually identical celebrations away to St Johnstone...

VideoCelts · Feb 18
VideoCelts · Feb 15

Rodgers makes ‘maybe in Scotland’ quip about Celtic penalty claims

James Forrest was sent sprawling early in the first half, Odsonne Edouard was body checked on the edge of the penalty box late on while Timo Weah was barged off the park in the closing minutes...

VideoCelts · Feb 15
Talking Baws · Feb 14

Video: Valencia Expose Celtic Offside Trap as Fans Point Finger at Izaguirre & Simunovic

Valencia scored a priceless away goal in tonight’s Europa League tie away to Celtic after the Spaniards ruthlessly exposed the Hoops’ sloppy offside trap.

Talking Baws · Feb 14
The Celtic Star · Feb 14

Celtic team confirmed for Valencia challenge

The Celtic team to face Valencia this Erving is exactly as we told you at lunchtime on The Celtic Star.

The Celtic Star · Feb 14
Soccer Souls · Feb 10

“Electric”, “Marvelous display”: Some Celtic fans in pure joy after an outstanding 5-0 win vs St. Johnstone + Match report

Celtic 5-0 St. Johnstone: The Hoops reach Scottish Cup quarterfinal in style Celtic reached the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with an easy 5-0 win over St.

Soccer Souls · Feb 10
The Dugout · Feb 10

Sinclair treble helps Celtic crush Saints at Parkhead

Scott Sinclair helped himself to a hat-trick as Celtic made St Johnstone suffer again in their thumping 5-0 William Hill Scottish Cup win at Parkhead.

The Dugout · Feb 10
Read Celtic · Feb 10

Sinclair and Brown lead the way: Celtic players rated after a big cup win

Celtic cruised into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup with a scintillating performance to beat St.

Read Celtic · Feb 10
Read Celtic · Feb 10

Sinclair shines and a goal for Brown but who was your Man of the Match?

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic eased past St Johnstone in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a 5-0 win.

Read Celtic · Feb 10
Daily Mail · Feb 10

Celtic 5-0 St Johnstone: Scott Sinclair grabs a hat-trick

Scott Sinclair grabbed a hat-trick to ease the holders into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup...

Daily Mail · Feb 10
The Celtic Star · Feb 10

Team News – Forrest returns, Hayes starts

JAMES FORREST is back and Jonny Hayes starts against St Johnstone in the 5th Round of the Scottish Cup at Celtic Park this afternoon...

The Celtic Star · Feb 10

Confirmed: Forrest Back, Weah on Bench

JAMES FORREST is back for Celtic’s Scottish Cup encounter against St Johnstone at Parkhead this afternoon.

Celtic FC · Feb 10

Forrest returns for Celtic’s Scottish Cup tie against St Johnstone

JAMES Forrest returns to the Celtic starting XI as the Hoops continue their defence of the Scottish Cup with a fifth round tie against St Johnstone at Paradise this afternoon (Sunday)...

Celtic FC · Feb 10

How This Celtic Midfielder Has Turned Out To Be The Best Player For Rodgers?

If one thinks about the best player from Celtic, the names which usually come to mind are Kieran Tierney or James Forrest or Scott Brown.

Why Celtic’s home record is ‘Perfect’, Callum McGregor explains

CALLUM McGREGOR may just end up this season as Celtic’s player of the Year although James Forrest would be a worthy contender for that award, and others like it that are dished out around May...

Brendan Rodgers | Celtic – Hibs Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers took questions from the Scottish press and The Cynics’ Marcus Macload after Celtic’s 2-0 win over Hibernian, covering: Controlled performance against Hibs Izeguirre’s injury scare and whether it should have been a red card.

Weah in the Wars

TIMOTHY WEAH replaced James Forrest in the 77th minute against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park last night.

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