James Forrest makes admission about Celtic form
By James Black
Celtic star James Forrest has admitted last season was “special” for him – but claims he’s doing even better this season for the Hoops.
Forrest has been a huge part of Celtic’s success over the last 18 months as they have romped to a domestic treble and historic 63-game unbeaten domestic run.
The Hoops midfielder is enjoying an extended run in the starting XI after injury to Patrick Roberts and has wowed fans as he looks to replicate last year’s success.
The 26-year-old believes playing in so many big games for Celtic has helped him reach peak condition and wants to continue getting better as the season goes on.
“Last season was definitely special – it was one of my best,” Forrest said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
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“But I’ve kicked on and I’m doing even better this term.
“We’re not even halfway through this season and I just want to keep improving.
“I will only get better with the more big matches I play in.”
The Hoops have a huge run of fixtures coming up with a Scottish League Cup final and an opportunity to secure European football after Christmas.
With Roberts getting back to fitness, Forrest will face a fight for his jersey from the on-loan Manchester City winger.
Forrest has scored seven times in 23 appearances across all competitions so far this season – two goals off his best tally for a campaign.
Since making his debut for the Hoops in May 2010, Forrest has made 257 appearances and scored 45 times.
Celtic return to domestic action after the international break when they travel to Dingwall on Saturday to face Ross County.
The Scottish champions have a three-point lead over second-place Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are in a transfer tussle with a Bundesliga club for this goal-a-game forward.