Celtic star James Forrest has told the club’s website why it’s taken him some time to get back to producing his best for the club.
He’s admitted that he wasn’t fit at the start of the season, which explains why he feels he’s only been producing some of his best form since late last October.
“I never got over an injury from the end of last term but since around October and November, I’ve been much better,” said Forrest.
“I did a lot of strength work after pre-season because I wasn’t fully fit. That took me a couple of months to build myself up through strengthening and getting my body right.”
Forrest was an unused sub for the game against Aberdeen last weekend and if he gets game time this evening against St Johnstone, he needs to make the most of it and cash in.
He’s facing a real challenge because domestically, the Bhoys have been in great form in recent weeks, which has restricted the number of chances he’s been given.
However, he’s a fresh option to have coming in out wide if manager Ronny Deila wants to hold players back for the cup game this weekend.
The important thing for Forrest is to not put himself in the firing line if he doesn’t feel 100% right, based on his previous injury problems.
If he gets a niggle, it needs to be dealt with quickly but professionally so he’s not out of the side for any longer than he needs to be.
The pressure on all Celtic players at the moment for places is very high, but Forrest will get chances over the rest of the campaign.