'Our only bright spark' - Celtic fans rave about midfielder after drab win v Morton

By Richard Parks

Celtic fans took to Twitter to hail winger James Forrest’s as the shining light in their 3-0 Scottish Cup win against Morton at Parkhead on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers’ side struggled to get out of second gear against the second-tier outfit in a low-key clash at Parkhead played in front of half-empty stands.

Morton comfortably quelled Celtic’s attacks until Moussa Dembele broke the deadlock after 62 minutes with a magnificently-taken header from Tom Rogic’s cross.

Dembele then added the second when he won and converted a penalty to book Celtic’s passage in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Odsonne Edouard scored an injury-time third for his seventh goal of the season to round off a scoreline that flattered the home side.

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Wide midfielder Forrest, who was deployed on the right flank, played the full 90 minutes of the match as he continued his excellent form which has made him a strong contender for the Scottish player of the year.

A considerable section of Celtic fans hailed Forrest as the team’s one major threat, with “our only bright spark” and “only threat” among the comments about the wide man.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

 

In other Celtic news, it has been confirmed that the Hoops have just been handed a jaw-dropping £28million windfall.

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