Celtic have recently announced their team to take on bitter rivals Rangers at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final, and one of the biggest talking points is that James Forrest returns to the Hoops line-up in place of Patrick Roberts.

The team was announced a short time ago on the Hoops’ official Twitter page.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers obviously feels that Forrest’s form this season merits a start in one of the Hoops’ biggest games of the season, even though he has never had a good game against the Ibrox side.

Forrest has had a superb season, scoring 16 goals, which is by far his best return for a season, and he is one of the favourites to be named player of the year.

But supporters have always had a doubt about him as he has never impressed in an Old Firm derby – and Rodgers will be praying for an immediate change of fortunes.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

He has another chance now though, and this could be a last chance this season for the 26-year-old against the Gers, as Roberts is now fully fit again and is pushing hard for a first-team place.

Forrest’s performances in the last two seasons have proved most of the doubters wrong, and now he has the chance to silence them for good, as if he shines at Hampden he could well turn out to be the match-winner for the Hoops.

In other Celtic news, Davie Provan thinks Charly Musonda will leave the Hoops in the summer

Don’t miss out on breaking and exclusive Celtic news by clicking here for our brilliant 24/7 updates on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.