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1st Mar, 2018 | 4:04pm

Celtic will be greatly relying on 26-year-old in most pivotal weeks of season

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As Celtic head into what looks to be one of the most pivotal weeks of the season, a player that they will be greatly relying on is James Forrest.

The 26-year-old is currently having the best season of his career, having scored 16 goals, which is his best ever total in a season, and has him only one strike behind top scorer Scott Sinclair.

One aspect of his game which hasn’t been talked about enough is his assists, and his pinpoint cross for Moussa Dembele to head home the opening goal in the recent 2-0 win over Aberdeen was his fourth of the season.

Whilst Forrest played well last season as the Hoops won a domestic treble, this season he has upped his game to another level, ironically enough whilst a lot of his team-mates have dropped down a level.

The likes of Sinclair and Dembele have failed to match the very high standards they set last season, with only Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney playing to a similar level.

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Forrest though has surpassed his performances from last season, and seems to be top candidate to be named Scottish player of the year.

With the Hoops set to play a Scottish Cup quarter-final tie – weather permitting –  and an Old Firm derby in the next week, Forrest will have ample opportunities to show that he is currently the best player in Scotland.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops stadium manager is confident that the match v Morton will go ahead

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