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Celtic boss Neil Lennon raves about ‘important’ James Forrest

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon raves about ‘important’ James Forrest

The winger fired the winner for the Hoops last night.

Celtic boss Neill Lennon has admitted to the Daily Record that James Forrest left him rubbing his eyes in disbelief last night during the 2-1 victory over St Mirren.

Forrest won the game for Celtic with his 36th-minute header and the Hoops will go top of the league on Saturday with a win over Livingston.

Lee Erwin had fired the home side into a shock lead last night but on-loan defender Shane Duffy cancelled that out 18 minutes later.

St. Mirren v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

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It was a decent win for Celtic in the end and Lennon was very impressed with his winger.

He told the Daily Record: “It was a bullet. We were all taken aback by it on the bench and rubbing our eyes.

“Ryan (Christie) has flipped it on the angle and it’s a brilliantly guided header by James.

 

“He’s a player who goes under the radar, but he’s scored so many important goals for us and he’s done it again.”

Forrest has been a big player for Celtic for several years now, breaking through from the club’s youth academy in 2010.

Now 29, he winger is a massive player for the Hoops and last season he was in fine form.

During 47 outings in the green and white, he netted 16 goals and registered 22 assists for the club.

St. Mirren v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

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In the last two or three seasons, he has really begun to come of age and Lennon is right to suggest he is known as a big-game player for Celtic.

In total for the Hoops, he has scored 91 goals and registered 93 assists in just over 400 games for the club.

Forrest looks like being a big player for Lennon once again this season and with him on form, they have every chance of winning their tenth title in succession.

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