James Forrest before Yang for Celtic’s Dens Park mission

James Forrest over Yang for me at this moment…

James Forrest has been a great influence in recent weeks when coming off the bench, most notably at Hampden last Saturday. Is it time for the veteran to be handed a first team place, starting on Sunday at Dens park?

With Daizen Maeda still sidelined, and Yang underperforming in recent outings it wouldn’t be the worst decision to give the evergreen Celtic the nod to start on Sunday at Dens Park. Luis Palma too is still working his way back to full sharpness so there is no question that James Forrest is the winger on form and deserves  to start.

James has undoubted experience that is needed for this stage of the season. He along with Callum McGregor and Joe Hart are the players who can be a great influence to those around them in the dressing room. What’s more, while his best days are clearly now behind him, James still has a lot to give to the side in terms of ability. That’s been noticeable in the past few weeks.

James Forrest can score goals as well as create them, and that along with his experience makes him a very valuable asset to our team.

Yang is a player with great potential, but despite seemingly coming on to a game not so long ago, he’s seemed to have regressed since his harsh red card at Tynecastle courtesy of John Beaton.

That’s evident in his stats these past few weeks. James may be on the fringes of the side, but his numbers make for better reading than Yang’s. That for me is enough proof that he should be starting ahead of the South Korean. Hopefully Brendan agrees.

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1 Comment

  1. Not so sure about the decision on who starts in the wide left position on Sunday myself?
    Agreed that yang has been far more effective on the right than being currently used on the wide left, so would welcome a change for yang starting?
    As well as James forrest has done with the few cameos from the bench, can’t recall the last time he had a good game when actually starting a match?
    Forrest like Mikey Johnston still have a weakness within there games when tracking back defensively and there pressing game isn’t the strongest either imo?
    Also forrest seems to operate better with coming inside moreso than hogging the touch line, but that seems to be the case when idah is on the park to allow that, moreso than when kyogo is leading the line?
    Forrest still remains very good at exploiting space when the game opens up more in the 2nd half, yet Rodgers seems to want to work one on one situations for his wide men earlier on during a match, which is no longer a strong suit within the game of Forrest these days imo?
    The link up play down our lefthand side hasn’t been to impressive all season, and Taylor hasn’t offered to much in the overlapping role either, unlike AJ presently imo?
    So weighing up everything, I think Rodgers would possibly have to change his tactical plan in how the team could be set up, to accommodate Forrest starting imo?
    Just can’t see Rodgers doing that, especially at this stage of the season, so actually think Palma might actually start ahead of Forrest imo?
    Not the only such decision awaits either, as scales or rocki as a partner for CCV?
    And calmac or iwata for the holding midfield role?
    As we have only produced very few 90 minutes performances all season, then Rodgers needs to be getting the starting line up right from the start, and now enough available options to be on our game for the full 90, instead of this continuation of only playing for parts during matches imo?