Did you notice it during the Livingston vs Celtic game?

James Forrest scored a fantastic third goal for Celtic against Livingston, putting the game beyond doubt and getting his first SPFL goal of the season.

However, in the aftermath of the goal, James didn’t celebrate much at all after he hit the back of the net.

The winger almost looked stoic after scoring.

It was picked up by some and James was asked post-match why he didn’t celebrate the goal, considering it meant he has now scored in twelve consecutive SPFL seasons.

 “There was maybe a wee bit of relief.” James told STV.

“It was to make it 3-0 as well so all around, I have not scored in a few games and it helped the team get to 3-0, so it was maybe a bit of relief.

“I can’t even remember now, just relieved and buzzing that I scored.”

Given the pressure and the title race that’s currently going on, coupled with the fact Celtic hadn’t won away to Livingston in 15 years, it stands to reason relief was Forrest’s overwhelming feeling.

Forrest continued: “I have been feeling good. The manager is not bothered who scores the goals.

“A lot of this season we have spread the goals amongst the squad. That helps, you are not just looking at one or two players to keep scoring the goals, even though a couple have scored more than others.

“If I just keep working hard and getting the chances, they will come sooner or later.”

Celtic won 3-1 on the day, reinstating their three-point lead at the top of the SPFL.

There are eight games to go in the league, including two Glasgow Derbies! It’s going to go right down to the wire.


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