Celtic interim boss John Kennedy has provided an update on the status of James Forrest after he missed out on today’s match against Rangers.

There was dismay at today’s team announcement. Forrest didn’t make the starting line-up and was not even well enough to take a place on the bench.

It’s a bitter blow to Celtic’s attacking ambitions at Ibrox.

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The Bhoys have looked far more potent in recent weeks with the winger fit and available.

Explaining his absence, Kennedy has revealed that Forrest was close to making the action. The long-serving player shouldn’t be too far away from a return.

He told Premier Sports pre-match (14:45): “He was close. He’ll not miss a long time out. It was one of those that we just could get enough into him. He wasn’t fully comfortable having to do full activities so we had to leave it.”

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Meanwhile, incoming CEO Dominic McKay has been spotted at Ibrox ahead of his official arrival at Celtic tomorrow.


The former SRU man will start the transition towards formally replaced Peter Lawwell on July 1st.

He was pictured coming off a Celtic bus at Ibrox before kick-off, as reported by The Daily Record.

McKay has his work cut out with the Bhoys heading for another bruising derby defeat, as it stands at half-time.

Communication from the club this week will be be… interesting… to say the least.

In other news, Scott Robertson ready for big impact ahead of summer Celtic return.

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