Celtic winger James Forrest has insisted that there is full belief behind Ange Postecoglou’s methods and transfer dealings. 

The Australian arrived in Glasgow just over a year ago on his own and has overseen a huge job that was dubbed as a ‘rebuild’.

Every player that the Australian brought to the club during the last campaign made an impact as the clubs fortunes were transformed winning the SPFL Premiership and League Cup in his maiden season.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the rebuild was how quickly individuals settled and became part of the group with the manager putting a huge emphasis on the type of person Celtic signed.

It’s been refreshing to see the club cast scouting far and wide with players arriving from leagues that Hoops fans have very little knowledge about with the club recently signing it’s first ever Argentinian.

After the 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, Postecoglou revealed that the Scottish Champions were hopeful to add another couple of players to the squad this week which is an exciting prospect for winger James Forrest.

“If you look in the past, sometimes one or two new signings do really well. Last year, I don’t think you can come up with one who hasn’t made an impact,” said James Forrest speaking to The Herald. 

“The fans are behind him (Ange) but also the players as well as all of his staff. Rightly so after how good last season was. He wants to keep building and be a part of that.

“Every manager here has always strengthened. Whenever you think you’re doing enough, it’s always good to keep adding.

“It’s always good to add quality players as well. It’s only going to help the team and help to build it stronger.

“If he’s said he’s going to sign another two or three then definitely it’s going to help the squad.

“Obviously with the Champions League, it’s a good attraction to get players in when we can offer those type of games.”

During this pre-season Celtic fans have had the opportunity to see some of the B team players link up and play with the first team with Forrest admitting he like to see other youngsters follow the path he took with the 31-year old giving Rocco Vata a lot of praise.

“He looks really well. He’s adapted to our training right from the start of pre-season.

“I think he’s only just turned 17 but physically, he looks ready. He’s in good shape and is quick.

“You obviously don’t want to put too much pressure on him but I think he’s a confident boy.

“It’s maybe benefitted him being up training with us right from the start with first team players. He’s looked sharp and in some of the pre-season games.”

The message from within the camp is clear and that is to trust the process and have belief in the manager. He has delivered before and shall do again.




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