John Hartson praises Celtic winger James Forrest

Scott Brown of Celtic congratulates James Forrest of Celtic after he scores the first goal during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019...

James Forrest is playing well for Celtic at the moment.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic;  James Forrest of Celtic celebrates making it 1-0 to Celtic in the 46th minute

John Hartson has suggested in The Glasgow Evening Times that James Forrest has stepped up for Celtic this season.

Forrest is one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership and is a key figure in the current Celtic team.


The 27-year-old winger has made 28 starts and two substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Hoops so far this season, scoring 11 goals in the process, according to WhoScored.


The Scotland international has been on the books of Celtic his entire professional club football career so far, and has won the league title seven times and the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup on four occasions each.

Former Celtic striker Hartson has praised Forrest, and he believes that the winger has stepped up his game this campaign.

Hartson wrote about Forrest in The Glasgow Evening Times: “The big thing is that James is doing that sort of thing every other week, and he is stepping up to the plate with big goals as well.”

James Forrest of Celtic controls the ball during the Ladbrokes Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Successful season

Celtic have won the domestic treble for the past two seasons, and it seems that the Glasgow giants are going to enjoy yet another successful campaign in 2018-19.

The Hoops have already clinched the Scottish League Cup, and they have also reached the final of the Scottish Cup and are set to win the Scottish Premiership title.

Tomas Rogic and James Forrest of Celtic celebrate after the third goal during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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