BRENDAN RODGERS has refuted claims made by ex-Celtic star Kris Commons after player turned pundit said James Forrest was too inconsistent for the English Premier League.
The Celtic manager was asked the question if his star was good enough to play with some of the elite down south.
There was no doubt in Rodgers mind, his winger could more than cut it and believes after his form will probably have a few clubs knocking at his doot.
“I think there will be some interest, but it’s not as if he’s just popped up out of nowhere.” Rodgers told CelticTV.
“James has been on the scene for a while. He’s played a lot of games and had big experiences.
“I’ve no doubt, having worked in the Premier League, that he can play at that level. Absolutely 100 per cent. There would be no problems there.
“Some teams down there are playing one game a week where you can recover and rest. So James would thrive, no question.
However, Rodgers was quick to dismiss Celtic entertaining the notion of selling the midfielder and even the idea of James even wanting to head down south.
“But I’ve never, ever seen one glimmer of him wanting to be outside of Celtic. He’s just signed a new deal, too.
“There’s never been a notion that he would be happier anywhere else.
“He’s obviously had a great couple of years and signed another deal.
“I think he’s one who strategically values the worth of himself as a player and now people are really seeing that — and not just with Celtic.”
Forrest scored five goals in two games for his country which took him to 12 goals in his last eleven games for Celtic and Scotland.
The bhoy’s on fire and we hope he can continue to make the difference at the top end of the field.
Kris Commons has become a major let down with some of his over the top critical punditry. Fans get a sense when someone is being sincere and when someone is maybe trying to create some buzz for themselves by saying certain things.