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Celtic media round-up: Deila to Daily Mail on prospect who can save club money

We bring you the latest news coming out of Celtic.

Deila on Forrest

Ronny Deila believes that James Forrest can develop into a top-class star at Celtic.

Forrest, whose career has been blighted with injuries so far, has only played 10 times so far this campaign, but Deila still holds his talents in high regard.

"When we get him fully fit he will save us a lot of money," Deila told the Daily Mail. "I have a six-month project with him. If he can get consistency in his training we know he can be a top player.

"He hasn’t been that for a long time because of the injuries but we will see the best of him next season. He needs time."

Gordon on artificial pitch

Craig Gordon is not concerned that Celtic's match against Hamilton this weekend will be played on an artificial pitch. 

The surface often makes things tricky for teams who are not used to playing on plastic turf, but Gordon thinks that it will actually suit them after the Bhoys excelled on a similar pitch earlier in the season against Kilmarnock. 

"It wasn't too bad to play on [in the 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock]," Gordon said to the Scottish Evening Times.  

"I got one small burn on my knee, but I thought it played very well."

Amido Balde joins Hapoel

Celtic stirker Amido Balde has joined Hapoel Tel Aviv on loan, the Glasgow Evening Times reveals, after a disappointing spell with Waasland-Beveren earlier in the season. 

Balde appears to have little future at Parkhead and he will be hoping to impress on his current temporary move with Hapoel.  

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