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Where are they now- What happened to his team-mates on James Forrest’s Celtic debut?

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Although he drew a blank at Hamilton there shouldn’t be too much discussion or debate when they get around the table to name the SPFL Player of the Month for November.

Step forward James Forrest, Player of the Month for October as well.

Eight years on from his Celtic debut it seems that the nation is waking up to James Forrest, the player who more than any other earned Scotland a play-off place in the UEFA Nations League.

It was back on 1st May 2010 that the name Forrest first appeared on the Celtic team-sheet, and goal-sheet.

An 81st minute substitute for Aiden McGeady when Celtic were already 2-0 in front of Motherwell Forrest took six minutes to find the net with fellow sub Robbie Keane netting in the last minute.

Neil Lennon was the caretaker at the time, steering the club to second place and a Champions League qualifier after the Tony Mowbray era had ended one night in Paisley.

The Celtic side at the end of that season was soon to be taken apart, Lennon got the job on a permanent basis and built a team around the transfer fee received for Aiden McGeady.

Scott Brown is the only survivor from Forrest’s debut with the season ending on a minor high with wins over Rangers (IL) and Hearts to sign off with.

Forrest caught the eye in the pre-season tournament at Arsenal, there has been plenty of highs and lows over the last eight years but with another contract recently signed there should be plenty more Forrest Fire headlines to enjoy.

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