The wide man struggled to have a significant impact against Dundee.
Celtic are through to the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup after a comfortable, if not unexciting, 2-0 triumph over Dundee at Dens Park.
Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen proved enough on the day for The Bhoys to book their place in the next round, but the Celtic fans, most of them anyway, were not impressed with one of their players.
James Forrest recently came on in the Old Firm cup win against Rangers, which was his first game since the start of January. Forrest had been out injured for the past month and his return was one that was met with mixed feelings by Celtic fans.
Many do not feel he has come on since showing remarkable early promise as a teenager. He has had troubles with back problems and his form has also suffered so the reaction to his display was always going to be mixed.
On the whole, most Celtic fans were unimpressed. He struggled to get a foothold in the game and was taken off in the 73rd minute. Some fans backed him up, reminding others of his injury woe and lack of match practice, but most supporters are looking forward to seeing Gary Mackay-Steven bump Forrest down the Celtic pecking order.
Here is some of the best reaction...
As part of his Maths homework, James Forrest is counting the days until Gary Mackay-Steven replaces him.— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) February 7, 2015
James Forrest is a waste of space— Chris (@McCARVEL1888) February 7, 2015
I always think James Forrest looks more like a competition winner than a player.— Paul (@pault1888) February 7, 2015
James Forrest is like a player on a foozeball table that can only go from side to side and can't take it any further forward.— Declan McGuinness (@carfenian) February 7, 2015
Gie James Forrest a break, he just needs match time.— TCN (@CelticNetwork15) February 7, 2015
Find it very hard to criticise James Forrest, but he's just not at it— John (@john1888_) February 7, 2015
The only dissapoinment now coming out the January transfer window is that we still have james forrest what a terrible player #TimeToGo— Shaun Gil (@shaun_gil) February 7, 2015
If someone offered us a packet of Haribo for James Forrest I'd let him go. Chronic watching him.— WhatTheHellDoWeCare (@utlr1888) February 7, 2015
James Forrest has well lost it— Liam Burns (@liamburns__) February 7, 2015
James Forrest is very wasteful today, I'd give him 10 mins of 2nd half to pick it up or he'd be gettin hooked. Everything else going nicely— brian murray (@murraybhoy88) February 7, 2015