Four goal Forrest could be Celtic key to unlocking St Johnstone

By John Reid

January 30, 2019

Celtic face St Johnstone on Wednesday night, looking to go six points clear at the top of the league.

One player who seems certain to play a key role in the game is Hoops winger James Forrest.

Forrest really needs to play considering the impact he had the last time the teams met.

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He helped himself to four goals in a 6-0 Hoops victory at McDiarmid Park in October.

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The performance was even more impressive when you consider that Forrest scored his salvo in half an hour.

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright will be wary of having to face Forrest once more.

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He knows the damage that the Hoops winger can do to his side.

It will be intriguing to see if Wright comes up with a plan to try and stop Forrest, perhaps doubling up on him.

Of course, if that happens it could then free up space for Celtic’s other attackers to do damage to the Perth side.

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The likes of Scott Sinclair, Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah could have a field day if they are given the time and space.

Fans won’t be too bothered who makes the difference for the Hoops, as long as the three points are won.

But in Forrest, there is a player who has already been a match-winner against St Johnstone this season.

And he is more than capable of doing it again.