James Forrest has given Celtic a massive boost ahead of the Scottish Cup Final. He has revealed that he expects to be fit for the game, which takes place in 10 days time.
“I’ve not really spoken to the medical staff yet but I should be fine for the final” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.
Forrest also revealed the reason why he missed the recent 2-0 defeat by Rangers.
“Didn’t want to risk me”
“My hamstring was just a little tight after the win at Aberdeen. The manager didn’t want to risk it or push me, so we’ll see what happens in the next few days.”
Forrest was sorely missed in the loss at Ibrox. Although it was understandable why Neil Lennon kept him out of the side.
Made sense not to risk player
It was better not to risk Forrest then have him miss the cup final, which is the most important game Celtic have left this season.
Forrest has arguably been Celtic’s most important player this season. His 17 goals helped the Hoops to the league title. His form has also been recognised by his peers, as he was named player of the year.
It will be interesting to see if he starts the upcoming league game against Hearts on Sunday. Perhaps it would make sense for him to be kept on the bench for that game.
There’s no need to risk Forrest ahead of the cup final, where he will be key to Celtic’s chances of winning the treble.