John Kennedy has provided an injury update on James Forrest after his substitution off the park during today’s Celtic v Livingston match.

Forrest has only just returned after a six-month absence.

Scoring last week and today, there have been promising signs he could have a big role to play in our Scottish Cup run.

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However, there was a severe concern when he pulled up and walked off in the second half. Ahead of next week’s derby we can’t afford to miss him.

Kennedy spoke to BBC Radio Scotland after the match (17:06), explaining the situation: “In the second half he felt his back stiffen up, and just generally around his hamstring and hip areas.

“I knew he wasn’t moving too freely. As soon as I have seen that I wanted to take him off. It was precautionary. We’ll just asses and see how he settles down over the next couple of days.”

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That’s good news as far as I’m concerned.

Obviously it’s not great he’s feeling a strain in different areas, but it’s at least not a reoccurrence of the ankle injury that kept him out for so long.

Hopefully with a bit of rest and light training it won’t impact his ability to play against Rangers, or get back to full fitness.

We’ll have the latest on his status throughout the week on 67 Hail Hail.

In other news, Celtic fans are desperate to sign him Mohamed Elyounoussi.

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