This article forms part of our Last Time Out feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a player fared against his team’s next opponent the last time the two sides faced off.
Celtic will be looking to bounce back from their Europa League exit when they take on St. Johnstone in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals later today, and one man will surely be relishing the occasion.
The last time these two sides met, winger James Forrest put in a brilliant performance as Celtic went on to claim a 3-0 victory at McDiarmid Park, giving Tommy Wright something to really think about ahead of this afternoon’s fixture. Just how does the St. Johnstone boss stop the 28-year-old should he play?
In that 3-0 win, Forrest absolutely dominated the right flank, earning an 8.7 match rating on SofaScore as a result. He scored one of the three goals and assisted another, proving to be both a goalscoring and creative threat on the day.
The Scotland international made three key passes, created two big chances and completed three out of the four dribbles he attempted (also per SofaScore). Indeed, he is one of the most dangerous weapons Neil Lennon possesses and a clear favourite of his manager.
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He has featured in 26 out of 28 SPFL fixtures this term, scoring 10 goals and registering over 10 assists in the process, so the warning signs are certainly there for St. Johnstone.
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