Celtic winger James Forrest became the joint second-most decorated player in the club’s history on Saturday afternoon as he picked up yet another league winners’ medal.

The veteran attacker didn’t make as many appearances as he would have liked throughout the current season but when it has mattered most, he has come into the team and made quite the impact.

James Forrest Celtic
28th April 2024; Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premiership Football, Dundee versus Celtic; James Forrest of Celtic celebrates after he shoots and scores in the 30th minute to make it 1-0

His goals at Dens Park were nothing short of pivotal and in games against Hearts, Rangers, and Kilmarnock over the past few weeks, Forrest has rolled back the years with his performances.

It looks like he will get the call from Steve Clarke to go to Germany for the Euros which is fully deserved for how he has handled himself this season.

The 32-year-old is a model professional for youngsters coming through the ranks but he has admitted that he chops and changes over where he prefers to play.

Indeed, the quadruple-treble winner is adept on either wing and depending on several factors, he sometimes would rather play on one side than the other.

Forrest spoke to CeltsAreHere on trophy day. “I’ve maybe changed my mind 10, 11, or 12 times”, he said.

“I think just sometimes it depends. The game can get more joy, more of the ball down one side and you feel as though you prefer that side but then, it can change the next game.

“Sometimes who you’re playing with as well (is a factor). It can be somebody you link up well with and you can then change your side as well.

“But, honestly, I like playing both, I feel as though I’ve got the freedom of playing on the left or right and the inside or outside of both. So, to be honest, I don’t have a favourite.”


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