John Hartson has claimed that Celtic winger James Forrest doesn’t get enough credit for the huge role he plays at Parkhead.
The 27-year-old scored a late winner to grab bragging rights in the Old Firm derby at the weekend, as he buried a low shot into the bottom corner against Rangers.
He’s been in sensational form this campaign for the Scottish giants and has continued toperform despite the change from Brendan Rodgers to Neil Lennon.
Forrest has made 49 appearances across all competitions so far this season and his goal contribution is staggering.
The Scotland international is now up to 16 goals, while he’s supplied 20 assists too.
“James Forrest is another who doesn’t get as much praise as he should,” Hartson wrote in the Glasgow Evening Times.
“Wee Jamsie has been an outstanding Celtic player for years now. His finish on Sunday, with so little time left and so much riding on it, was the action of a class footballer.”
Forrest’s contribution from the wide role really is exceptional and he just keeps going from strength to strength.
The right-winger has the pace and trickery to rip up Scottish defences, which is why he’s in touching distance of yet another title and he’s played arguably his most crucial role yet.
He’s now entering the peak years of his career and given the current transfer market he should surely be worth a hefty price if he was to ever move.
Aside from his goalscoring form, he’s vital in building up play too and that was highlighted by a stunning assist against Rangers with a first time through ball.