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 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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67HailHail · Jul 17

Neil Lennon wants Celtic man to tweak his style

Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo’s position must see him temper his attacking style slightly, according to Neil Lennon.

67HailHail · Jul 17
Soccer Souls · Jul 17

Celtic extending the contract of this irreplaceable 28-year-old ace should be an absolute no-brainer – Here’s why

Celtic FC Opinion: The Hoops shouldn’t have any second thoughts on extending Forrest’s contract According to The Daily Record, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has opened talks regarding a contract extension for James Forrest, as he wants the Scottish ace to commit his future at Celtic Park...

Soccer Souls · Jul 17
67HailHail · Jul 16

Celtic hero delivers two word verdict on departure of Brendan Rodgers

Celtic attacker James Forrest has revealed that the departure of former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers was as much of a shock to the players as it was to the fans.

67HailHail · Jul 16
Read Celtic · Jul 16

Neil Lennon confirms discussions held with star man over new contract

Neil Lennon has confirmed that Celtic have opened discussions with James Forrest over a contract extension.

Read Celtic · Jul 16
VideoCelts · Jul 15

Scary fast-forward image shows greying Celtic veterans Forrest, McGregor and Tierney

After getting his hands on the 2012 SPL title Scott Brown’s medal collection was getting underway, young winger James Forrest celebrated his first title having played a major role in the dramatic turn around from a 3-0 half-time deficit at Kilmarnock in October 2011...

VideoCelts · Jul 15
Soccer Souls · Jul 15

Arsenal signing this prolific Scottish speedster would completely transform their attack next season

Arsenal opinion: Why James Forrest would be a smart signing for Emery Back in January, Arsenal were linked with Celtic winger James Forrest as Unai Emery tried strengthening his attacking department.

Soccer Souls · Jul 15
The Celtic Star · Jul 14

Player of the Year, James Forrest set to extend contract at Celtic

NEIL LENNON has revealed that The Celtic Star’s Player of the Year James Forrest is talking to the club about extending his contract at the club, effectively making Jamesy a Celt for Life.

The Celtic Star · Jul 14
67HailHail · Jul 14

Lennon makes exciting contract claim as Celtic star wants to stay

James Forrest’s Celtic contract isn’t exactly up for renewal, but Neil Lennon says he wants to extend his stay at the club.

67HailHail · Jul 14
Celts Are Here · Jul 14

Neil Lennon Confirms Talks Over New Deal for Celtic Midfielder

NEIL LENNON has confirmed he’s ready to hand James Forrest a bumper new deal to ensure the winger is a one club man the rest of his career.

Celts Are Here · Jul 14
Herald Scotland · Jul 13

Neil Lennon wants to hand James Forrest new Celtic contract

Neil Lennon has intimated his desire to offer Celtic winger James Forrest a contract extension, a move that would effectively mean the Scotland internationalist would finish his career with the Parkhead side...

Herald Scotland · Jul 13
67HailHail · Jul 12

‘Stronger and fitter’ – Celtic attacker sends blunt message to upcoming opponent

James Forrest has warned Sarajevo and any other potential Champions League opponents that Celtic will improve as they get more games under their belt.

67HailHail · Jul 12
67HailHail · Jul 12

‘Like he’s never been away’ – Celtic hero impressed by team-mate’s recovery from injury

Celtic attacker James Forrest has been very impressed with team-mate Ryan Christie’s recovery from a serious facial injury.

67HailHail · Jul 12

Forrest Reveals How Hoops Reigned in the Rain

JAMES FORREST and his Celtic team-mates weathered the storm in Bosnia as they overcame FK Sarajevo 3-1 to edge towards the Champions League second qualifying round...

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