James Forrest could become the first Celtic player to score in four winning Scottish League Cup finals, when we play Rangers at Hampden in December.

Both Forrest and Lisbon Lion legend Bobby Lennox have scored goals in three winning League Cup finals.

Lennox got his in the finals from the 1966/67, 67/68 and and 68/69 seasons as part of Jock Stein’s legendary side.


Forrest meanwhile netted against Dundee United in 2015, Aberdeen in 2016 and Motherwell in 2017.

Likely to again start the upcoming derby fixture, and with a new consistency of finding goals in a Hoops jersey, the winger could now surpass one of the greatest Celtic players ever.

The potential record breaking turn was put to him by reporters in the wake of Saturday’s win over Hibs, but Forrest is more focused on a team win, rather than personal glory.

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As quoted by The Daily Record, he said: “That’s a personal record but if I do manage to score I’ll be helping the team so it would be good all round.

“We are into another final and the team is playing really well. Hopefully we can stick another trophy in the bag.”

Celtic winger James Forrest

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Another remarkable season

There’s every chance that Forrest makes a crucial contribution against Rangers given his current form in Neil Lennon’s side. The 28-year-old has scored a remarkable ten goals and assisted 12 more in just 21 appearances.

That marks him out as one of our most important and consistent players of the season so far.

He’s previously scored two derby goals against Rangers – once in the 5-0 rout of April 2018 and again in a 2-1 victory at Celtic Park in March of this year.

Forrest may not ever have the legendary legacy of stars like Lennox, but he is quickly writing himself into the Celtic history books.

It’d be no surprise to see a new chapter on December 8th.

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