Forrest signs Celtic deal
Celtic have been boosted by the news that James Forrest has signed a new five-year contract.
Last Updated: 28/01/11 5:34pm
Celtic have been boosted by the news that talented prospect James Forrest has signed a new five-year contract.
The 19-year-old, a product of the Celtic Youth Academy, made his first-team debut against Motherwell towards the end of last season, and he found the back of the net in a 4-0 success.
The youngster been an important part of manager Neil Lennon's squad this term and scored one of Celtic's four goals in the victory over Hearts on Wednesday.
So far, James has made 15 first-team appearances, scoring four goals, and his wing play has thrilled Celtic's success-hungry fans.
Forrest collected a hamstring strain in the 4-0 win over in-form Hearts and Lennon has expressed his relief that the injury is not too serious.
"He has been unfortunate," said Lennon. "He was dynamite on Wednesday night during the time he was on.
"The good news is the injury is not as bad as we thought so we are hoping he will be in contention for Dundee United in a couple of weeks."