Deila reacts to Celtic win, heaps praise on James Forrest

The Celtic boss was full of praise for the 23-year-old.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila was delighted with James Forrest after the 23-year-old scored at St Mirren on Friday night, according to the club's official Twitter feed.

Celtic won 2-0 to strengthen their grip at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a goal from Forrest and a Stefan Johansen penalty.

But it was the former that drew more of the Norwegian's attention.

Forrest has been much criticised by Celtic fans and former players this season but his manager has continually stated that he has the talent to come good.

After the St Mirren win, the Bhoys boss found himself saying more of the same - only in hindsight.

Has patience been the right approach and has Forrest come good?

He certainly did his bit on Friday night - and the Scottish Premiership table now makes for superb reading for Celtic fans.

Could a first domestic treble since 2001 be on the cards for the Hoops? More wins and more performances like that at St Mirren certainly suggest so.

And Forrest could have a bright future indeed at Celtic, although the 23-year-old needs to prove his worth of a long period of time, of course...

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