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Former Celtic defender praises often criticised winger James Forrest

Darren O'Dea is pleased to see Forrest playing again.

Celtic's dreams of a domestic treble were dashed today, after a defeat against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

They lost the game 3-2 after extra time, but were down to ten men after Craig Gordon was sent off and were unfortunate with a terrible miss from the referee, who failed to spot a blatant handball from Caley defender Josh Meekings.

The red-card was also bad news for James Forrest. The Celtic winger was the man sacrificed by Celtic boss Ronny Deila in order to get substitute keeper Lukasz Zaluska on to the pitch.

Before that he was having a decent game. The wide-man gets plenty of stick from a pocket of Celtic support but he obviously has bags of potential, even if he can be a frustrating watch at times.

But one man who is a fan of the player is former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea. The Blackpool man was at Celtic as a youngster and went on to play 69 games for the club in a six year stint, scoring six goals.

The defender had kind words for Forrest, although he would have liked to see him stay on his feet more:

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