Celtic’s James Forrest: What Ronny Deila told me at the start of the season

James Forrest reveals the conversation he had with Celtic manager Ronny Deila at the start of the season.

Celtic winger James Forrest has explained to Celtic View how manager Ronny Deila dealt with him at the start of the season.

The 23-year-old right-winger has struggled with injuries during his time at Celtic and was not fit at the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

Deila, who had taken over at the Bhoys in the summer, could have overlooked him, but the Norwegian maintained his faith in the Scotland international.

Forrest, who has now established himself as a key player in the Celtic team, has spoken highly of the way Deila handled his situation.

“At the start of the season, he just told me to take a couple of months to get ready and that’s what I did and since November I have kicked on, playing a lot more games,” the Scot told Celtic View.

“It was good of him to give me those months and that’s what I needed and now hopefully I can be involved in the last few games and we can win the title.”

Forrest is a very talented player, and it seems that Deila recognised that rightaway, which is why he continued to maintain his faith in him.

The Scotsman has repaid the faith shown in him by the manager, and Celtic fans will hope that he pushes on and helps the Hoops win the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Celtic are currently five points clear at the top of the Premiership table with a game in hand.

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