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Brendan Rodgers desperate to tie James Forrest to new contract

Brendan Rodgers desperate to tie James Forrest to new contract

Celtic will be preparing for their upcoming Champions League qualifier with Rosenborg as they look to progress to the next round of the competition.

The Scottish outfit will be without Jozo Simunovic for the clash following his additional one-game ban handed out by UEFA, however, they will have confidence they can get the job done as they hold a 3-1 lead heading into the second leg in Norway.

Brendan Rodgers has also been looking towards the future of the club and has revealed to the Daily Record that he hopes the Bhoys can tie James Forrest down to a new deal as his current contract expires next summer.

The Northern Irishman stated he would love to keep the winger at Celtic Park and is confident that the club will be working with the player to get a new long-term deal signed.

“In terms of James, he is coming into his final year and he is clearly a player we would love to keep,” he told the Daily Record.

“So I am sure the club will be working with James’ representatives to tie him down to a longer deal also.”

The Verdict:

Forrest played an instrumental part in the Bhoys season last year as they managed to claim back-to-back domestic trebles.

The Scotland international netted 17 times last season and has already gone about his business on the pitch, having already opened his account with two goals in their first three games so far.

The 27-year-old has continued to impress those at Parkhead and it would make complete sense for the Hoops to tie him down to a long-term contract as soon as possible.

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