Celtic attacker James Forrest is in the best form of his career this season with 16 goals to his name and is likely to be a contender for player of the year.
However, this is one aspect of his game that hasn’t changed in all the years he has played for the Hoops, and was glaring once again on Sunday: he has never had a good game against Rangers.
There seems to be something about the Old Firm games which affects the player mentally, as he seems to go into his shell and never get going against the Ibrox side.
Aside from a nice short flick to Tom Rogic before he scored from 25 yards, his contribution was negligible, which why for the Old Firm double header in April he should be dropped.
Patrick Roberts, who has done well against Rangers in his time at the club, seems like the ideal replacement for Forrest, and the wide open Hampden Park pitch will suit the on-loan Manchester City man in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Perhaps Forrest would benefit more from coming on as a sub and running at a tired Gers defence, that could suit his game more.
If Forrest is dropped from the games it shouldn’t take away from the fact that he has had a fantastic season, perhaps some players just aren’t suited to games against certain teams and that certainly seems to be the case with Forrest and Rangers.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are considering making Odsonne Edouard’s loan deal permanent