Celtic star James Forrest may be frustrated by the lack of game time he has received under manager Ange Postecoglou this season, according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph.
The Lowdown: Lack of minutes
After failing to impress Postecoglou with just one goal and one assist in 16 league games last season, recent injuries have led to a lack of playing time for the winger.
The Latest: Joseph reacts
Joseph thinks Forrest may be frustrated by his lack of minutes in a Green and White shirt this season.
When asked about whether the player would be annoyed by or understanding of the situation, the Sky Sports man told GiveMeSport:
“I think a bit of both. I think it is expected that he’s not playing at the moment, he was hampered by injuries in that Covid season, and just hasn’t got back to that flying form that we’re so used to seeing.
“Remember the two seasons prior to that Covid year, in each of those seasons, he contributed to 38 goals.
“He either scored or assisted 38 goals in both of the seasons, which just shows you how important a player he was for Celtic.”
The Verdict: Huge career at Celtic
Whilst the 31-year-old may have fallen down the pecking order at Parkhead under Postecoglou, Forrest remains a very important player for the Hoops.
Having been hailed as ‘outstanding’ by the Hoops boss earlier this year, Forrest’s injury woes have certainly been a significant factor in his transition to a rotation player at Celtic Park.
Therefore, whilst this may seem unfair with what the Scotsman has given the club, it is only right Postecoglou plays his best XI – which doesn’t appear to include Forrest for now.
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