The remarkable statistic that confirms James Forrest as a Celtic legend

By John Reid

August 13, 2019

A recent statistic should confirm that Celtic winger James Forrest is a club legend. The Hoops revealed on their official Twitter account that Forrest is the first Celtic player to score in 11 consecutive league campaigns since the great Paul McStay.

Forrest’s goal in the recent 5-2 win over Motherwell revealed this remarkable feat. Forrest’s achievement should be given plenty of praise.

Incredible consistency shown

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The consistency to score in 11 league seasons in a row is quite remarkable. It is one that Forrest should be very proud of.

The interesting thing about Forrest is that his performances for the Hoops have got better as he has got older. That does not always happen with attacking players. However, it is certainly the case with the Hoops winger.

Getting better as he gets older

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Last season was the best of his career, which saw him deservedly named as Scotland’s player of the year. His good form at the start of this season shows that it could be another season to remember.

Paul McStay will undeniably go down as one of the greatest players in Celtic’s history. It is no exaggeration to say that Forrest may also be one of Celtic’s best ever players.

When you look at Celtic’s star men in recent seasons, Forrest perhaps sometimes goes under the radar. That should not be the case any more. He deserves to be named as one of Celtic’s greats.