Harry Forrester Apologises For Not Passing to Joe Dodoo in Celtic Defeat

Harry Forrester Apologises For Not Passing to Joe Dodoo in Celtic Defeat

Harry Forrester has recognised that he should have passed to Joe Dodoo late on in Rangers‘ defeat to Celtic on Hogmanay.

The English midfielder was a second-half substitute for Mark Warburton’s men as they chased an equaliser against their bitter rivals.

Kenny Miller had given the Ibrox side a 12th-minute lead when he tapped home at the back post after neat play from Josh Windass and James Tavernier, but Celtic got back on level terms through Moussa Dembele before the break and Scott Sinclair made it 2-1 on 70 minutes when he tapped home.

So Forrester was thrown on, alongside Dodoo, to help change the game for Rangers – and they wasted a big opportunity to do just that.

With both men in a 2 v 1 against Erik Sviatchenko in the final 10 minutes, Forrester could have laid Dodoo in for a one-on-one with Craig Gordon, but the winger decided to go it alone, allowing the Celtic defender to recover and clear for a corner:

Dodoo wasn’t happy with his decision, just like the thousands of frustrated Rangers fans inside Ibrox and watching on TVs around the country.

And now Forrester has held his hands up after watching it back and said he made the wrong decision:

That will be refreshing for Rangers fans to see a player admit to a mistake, but it’s too late now as the team fell to a 2-1 defeat that leaves them 19 points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table.

More in Football

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020

Serie A: Gian Piero Gasperini Has Turned Atalanta into One of the Most Entertaining Sides in Europe

Jonny BoyleAugust 19, 2020

Remembering the Underrated Genius of Diego Milito

Jonny BoyleAugust 17, 2020

Why Rangers Have to Take Advantage of Celtic Lay-Off

Jonny BoyleAugust 13, 2020