By Will Butcher
James Forrest has signed a new three-year Celtic contract – and supporters are keen for Brendan Rodgers to help the winger realise his potential.
The 25-year-old is the second Celtic player to sign a new deal in 24 hours after Australian international Tom Rogic also put pen to paper on at Parkhead.
Forrest is the third senior man to commit to the Hoops in four days, with Scott Sinclair also signing from Aston Villa on Sunday in a £4.5million deal.
Celtic’s official website broke the news, after Forrest completed a U-turn to sign a new deal. The Scotland international had rejected a new contract offer from former manager Ronny Deila at the end of last season.
The Scotland international had less than six months remaining on his previous deal, which had made him available to talk to non-Scottish clubs for free.
Forrest is set to remain as part of the Hoops’ squad after scoring the first league goal of Rodgers tenure on Sunday, despite interest from down south, most notably Championship side Blackburn Rovers according to The Scotsman.
Celtic’s Twitter following are undecided on whether tying Forrest down is a good deal, with many believing that Forrest must prove his worth.
Under Rodgers, Forrest has played in all five of Celtic’s games this season, and has reignited his love for Celtic since the former Liverpool manager took control.
Forrest is set to be part of the side that faces Motherwell on Wednesday night in the Betfred league cup.
In other Celtic transfer news, Rotherham are looking to complete a second raid on the Hoops for this young English defender.