Paul Robinson heaped praise on Celtic midfielder James Forrest following his goal-scoring display in the 4-0 win over Livingston on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the retired England international revealed he didn’t think it was a coincidence that Celtic’s good run of form had coincided with Forrest impressing.

The 28-year-old right-sided midfielder scored a brace in the 4-0 win over Livingston at the weekend which means he has already racked up 13 goals this season.

Robinson shared that he thought Forrest was having one of his best-ever seasons currently and added that the midfielder’s goals and assists highlight how important he is.

When asked about Forrest impressing in the win over Livingston, Robinson told Football Insider: “He’s 28 and he’s a one-club man as he’s played more than 250 games for Celtic.

“So that shows his commitment right there and he’s playing in a struggling Scotland side as well.

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“Celtic are doing really really well and it’s no coincidence it coincides with Forrest’s form.

“Forrest has been brilliant this year, I think he has got eight goals this year and six assists and it shows how important he is.

“I think this is his ninth or tenth season at the club and to be still be churning out the performances that he is with the dedication and motivation that he is at the same club, it’s a testament to him.

“He’s having a good season, he plays up there as an attacking midfielder, Forrest plays on the right of the three who play behind Edouard so he is getting his assists and goals.

“And he’s probably having one of his best seasons.”

Forrest is third in Celtic’s scoring charts for this season currently, behind Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard, and has impressively averaged a goal every 184 minutes.

In his 2018/19 campaign, the Scotland international finished his season with 18 goals and 20 assists from his 56 appearances for the Hoops.

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