Celtic can do with all the injury boosts they can possibly get right now. The Celts have to play eight games in 25 days for a frenzied February. We read an interesting tweet by a bookmaker earlier that gave the following stat. “James Forrest has more combined goals and assists (29), than any other midfielders in world football this season.

So you can see how important it is for the pacey winger to get back into action for Celtic. The player limped off after scoring against St. Johnstone on the weekend. First impressions were not good. It was a suspected hamstring and it was predicted he would miss a few weeks. (continues below…)

Brendan Rodgers, speaking tonight on Celtic TV and just before the Hibs clash gave some good news about the Scotland international. Rodgers said he expects James to be back in contention for the weekend. That means the 27-year-old will be available for the massive European legs Celtic have coming up against Valencia.

Forrest has been a different player under Brendan Rodgers since he arrived and he has a nack of getting away goals in Europe.


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