Celtic’s Gary MacKay Steven, Scott Brown and James Forrest during training (REUTERS)

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has outlined to The Herald how Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers helped James Forrest’s game.

Rodgers was appointed the manager of Celtic in the summer of 2016, and the former Liverpool boss was in charge of the Glasgow giants until February 2019 when he moved to Leicester in the Premier League.

Forrest has been on the books of the Hoops his entire professional club football career so far.

The Scotland international winger has been superb for the Bhoys over the years, but he has been especially important for the team in recent times.

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Brown has outlined the impact that Rodgers made on Forrest that saw the 28-year-old’s numbers go up.

Brown told The Herald about Forrest: “When Brendan came into the club, he was more of an old-fashioned winger, but that changed to him going more the box to score goals, to be creating chances for other players.

“He’s just been adding so much more to his game with every season and that is the great thing about Jamesy in that he wants to learn, and he wants to be the best.

“He’s been the best at what he does in the SPFL for many years and I was just so glad last season that was recognised when he won the Player of the Year Awards.”

Stats

According to Celtic’s official website, Forrest has scored 88 goals in 395 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops so far in his career.

The winger scored 10 goals and provided 17 assists in the Scottish Premiership, and scored one goal and provided three assists in the Europa League for Neil Lennon’s side this season, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the Scotsman scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists in the league, while back in 2017-18, he scored eight goals and provided seven assists in the league, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

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