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Celtic: James Forrest disappoints as Hoops claim the title

Celtic were officially announced as SPFL champions last night as they picked up a point away at Dundee United with a 1-1 draw.

With no goals for either side at halftime, Hoops striker Giorgos Giakoumakis opened the scoring with a header after 53 minutes.

Just under 20 minutes later, United midfielder Dylan Levitt scored an equaliser for his side, ultimately ending the match with the points shared.

Despite not winning on this occasion, the Bhoys were still crowned league champions, bringing their Old Firm rivals Rangers’ reign as top dogs to an end.

Even though the night was a successful one for Ange Postecoglou’s side, not every player that featured in the game put in a worthy performance.

One player, in particular, that put in a disappointing display was Hoops winger James Forrest.

Having started his first game in the league since March, the 30-year-old failed to repay the faith that his manager put in him on this occasion.

During his time on the pitch, the attacker racked up just 34 touches of the ball, which is fewer than the 41 touches that Hoops goalkeeper Joe Hart had throughout the game.

With those 34 touches, Forrest failed to have much of an impact on the game in an attacking sense.

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The veteran failed to register even one clear shot at goal and also misplaced all of the three crosses he attempted.

In addition to this, out of the two dribbles he attempted, only one of them ended up being successful.

Even from a defensive point of view, the Scotsman was under par, with no tackles, blocks, clearances or interceptions made for his side.

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He also got dribbled past on one occasion as well and could only win one of the three duels he was involved in, making him somewhat of a liability before being replaced by Jota just after the hour mark.

This display ultimately earned the winger a rather underwhelming overall match rating of 6.7/10, making him the joint second-lowest rated Hoops player on the night that started the game according to SofaScore.

Despite being praised for his “scary” form in the past by former Celtic star Kieran Tierney, this is the opposite of what he was last night.

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