James Forrest enjoys playing partnership with Jeremie Frimpong

By John Reid

December 5, 2019

For many years James Forrest was partnered with Mikael Lustig on Celtic’s right-wing. Lustig liked to attack as often as he could, which helped Forrest when it came to creating chances or providing assists for goals.

Now Forrest has a new partner on the right-wing, and it is a player that he feels is helping his game. That player is Jeremie Frimpong. The Hoops prospect has been a revelation since coming into the Hoops side as the right-back earlier this season.

Frimpong certainly likes to attack, similarly to how Lustig liked to. Forrest has revealed that he enjoys his partnership with Frimpong, which is currently flourishing in its’ early stages.

“He’s done really well”

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“Ever since he’s been in the team he’s done really well and in the games I’ve played with him we’ve linked up really well. He’s good for me to have in the team because of how attacking he is” Forrest said, as reported by the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 22, Page. 14).

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Both players have linked up well together, and it is a partnership that could last for many years in the Celtic team. Frimpong seems fearless for being such a young player.

It is a very promising sign that even though the duo have played less than 10 games together, they are working very well as a partnership.

Partnership may end once right-back is fit again

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The partnership might well come to an end when Hatem Abd Elhamed is fit once more. Elhamed is more than likely going to be Celtic’s first choice right-back when he returns from injury.

However, Frimpong will no doubt feature for the Hoops plenty of times in the next few seasons, so the ending of the partnership may well only be a temporary one.

In the long-term though, the partnership of Forrest and Frimpong could see the Hoops well into the next decade. It is no wonder that Forrest likes to play with Frimpong, they work very well together.