Having come under criticism from sections of the Celtic support for his performance against Aberdeen, James Forrest set about trying to ensure he was on the receiving end of some praise in the clash against St Mirren. In what proved to be a comfortable Boxing Day triumph away from home, the 28-year-old was amongst the goal-scorers as Neil Lennon’s side strengthened their push for another Scottish Premiership title.
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And after seeing his display against St Mirren, Celtic fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the winger.
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James Forrest loves it, I won’t accept any negativity. James Forrest propaganda only
— Claire (@_claire49) 26 December 2019
James Forrest showing glimpses of being back to his best
— Paul B (@p_bov1) 26 December 2019
Best player in the country strikes again. Merry christmas James Forrest
— Ryan Macready (@RyanMacready) 26 December 2019
A couple of Celtic supporters directly responded to some of the criticism that came his way in the Aberdeen clash, where fans seemed to suggest he couldn’t play from the left.
Always said he’s better on the Left
— (@ReeceMckay67) 26 December 2019
hE doESnT WOrK oN thE LefT
— Ben Edwards (@edwardsben01) 26 December 2019
A couple of Celtic fans insisted that the criticism towards Forrest is rather unwarranted, with one supporter in particular suggesting that whilst he may be selfish, he remains one of the side’s “most important players”.
Don’t know why people criticize him so much he’s one of our most important players, yes he’s selfish at times but most players would with that finishing ability.
— Ryan (@ryan_7cfc) 26 December 2019
Celtic fans who slate James Forrest are an embarrassment, the boy is frightening!
— Ciaran Dowling (@CiaranDowling93) 26 December 2019
After netting against St Mirren, Forrest has taken his tally for the season to a very impressive 14 – not to mention his equally admirable 16 assists too. With 382 games under his belt for Celtic, the 28-year-old has proven himself to be a more than reliable performer for Lennon’s side, and his goal-scoring display on Boxing Day was typical of what has generally been a very good campaign for the winger.