Mc25 #5 – James Forrest

Mc25 #5 – James Forrest

James Forrest is a massive climber in our Mc25 list this year after a string of brilliant performances in 2017.

Now 26, Forrest looks like he might be starting to consistently deliver on the potential Celtic fans saw him produce as a raw 18-year-old. And working under the close tutelage of Brendan Rodgers has helped him come on leaps and bounds.

He scored crucial goals in the Hoops’ Champions League qualifiers against both Astana and Rosenborg and helped swing the Betfred Cup Final in his side’s favour by scoring the opener against Motherwell in November.

James Forrest thoroughly deserves his spot in the top 5 and, who knows, perhaps he could be even closer to the top spot in 2018.

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What They Said


“It’s easy to forget that he’s still only 26 and after years of inconsistency due to injury he now seems to be going some way towards fulfilling his potential. Working under Rodgers has taken his game to a new level and his form in the last 12 months will see him touted as a potential Celtic player of the year.”

Danny Galbraith, ex-SPFL attacker.

“Twelve major honours with Celtic already and he’s still only 26. Brendan Rodgers is managing to achieve what Ronny Deila and Neil Lennon often found very difficult; he’s getting consistently good performances from the Scotland wide-man. There is also the element of keeping him fit. Forrest has scored in big games for Rodgers. An academy graduate who has provided Celtic with a great return for their investment in him.”

Derek McGregor, The Scottish Sun.

“My player of the season so far. He used to be a figure of frustration because he was injured so often but he’s been given the Brendan Rodgers makeover and his consistency of performance is now impressive. As are his 12 goals already this season.”

Rob Maclean, BBC and BT Sport presenter.


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