Revealed: 91% of Celtic fans urge Rodgers to offer Forrest a new contract

27-year-old winger James Forrest bagged 17 goals for Celtic last season and is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Parkhead, but reportedly wants to remain at the club for as long as possible.

Brendan Rodgers has so far been unable to bring many players in to reinforce his squad in the face of what is sure to be a renewed challenge from Rangers, led by Rodgers’ old captain at Liverpool, Steven Gerrard.

Therefore, the importance of current stars such as Forrest is magnified as the Bhoys set about making an impression in the Champions League as well as retaining their title north of the border.

So, we asked whether Forrest should be offered a new contract by Rodgers, or maybe whether the time had come to phase him out before he demands what is likely to be the final big deal of his career.

The response was almost unanimous, as 91 per cent of Celtic fans want the Scottish wideman to be offered a new deal, as shown by the full poll results below…