Celtic star James Forrest has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times that he would prefer to move on from speculation over his injury troubles.
Forrest has missed various spells of action so far during his career and he says it’s annoying that people would rather talk about that aspect of his career rather than his performances and impact for both club and country.
“You get it all the time (talk over his fitness). You can say it's annoying, and I'd much rather talk about my football,” he said.
“I'm 23, but I have played a lot of games. Injuries are part of the game, and I know everybody gets them.”
“I just want to keep working hard, and get over that. Since I came back in November, I have felt better and better.”
Forrest is fortunate that he’s at a massive club, with a clever manager who knows how to manage a large squad effectively.
Deila will be on top of the issues surrounding Forrest and will work hard to protect him from any questions related to whether he has the longevity to perform effectively for the Bhoys over an extended period of time.
Celtic are chasing an important treble and Forrest is going to be part of the plan whether he features in the Scottish Cup, the Scottish Premiership or both.
He can let his football do the talking and focus on producing big performances for the Bhoys, which lead to physical success and gradually the questions over his physical well-being should disintegrate.