Michael Tidser suggests James Forrest under-appreciated by Celtic fans

Michael Tidser of Greenock Morton during the Betfred Cup First Round between Kilmarnock Football Club and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Greenock Morton midfielder Michael Tidser speaks highly of Celtic winger James Forrest.

Michael Tidser of Greenock Morton during the Betfred Cup First Round between Kilmarnock Football Club and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Greenock Morton midfielder Michael Tidser has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Celtic winger James Forrest is under-appreciated by the fans.

Tidser came through the Celtic youth team with Forrest and is now in his second spell at Morton.

Ahead of the two sides’ Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, the 28-year-old former Rotherham United midfielder has given his opinion on the 26-year-old winger.

James Forrest of Celtic reacts during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Tidser told The Scottish Sun about Forrest: “There are still Celtic fans out there who don’t seem 100 per cent sure of Jamesie. I don’t understand that at all and for me, it’s a shame.”

James Forrest of Celtic shoots at goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Under-rated?

Forrest has been at Celtic his entire professional club football career so far and is one of the most important players in the current Brendan Rodgers’s team.

The Scotland international has scored 54 goals in 280 appearances for the Hoops so far in his career, as stated on the club’s official website.

The 26-year-old winger has won the league title with Celtic six times, and the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup thrice each.

Forrest may be under-rated, but no one can deny his importance to the Hoops, who are a better team with him in it.

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