James Forrest’s Goalscoring Debut: A Decade To The Day

It’s crazy to think that ten years have passed since James Forrest made his debut for Celtic, under Neil Lennon in the 2009/2010 season.

On this day, in 2010, Celtic thrashed Motherwell 4-0 to make it six wins on the bounce for Neil Lennon and his Celtic team. Just 24,000 people inside Celtic Park, saw a goalless first half, but McGeady opened the scoring shortly after the interval. Darren O’Dea doubled the lead on 78 minutes, moments before James Forrest was brought on as a late substitute to make his debut in senior football. Having graduated from the youth academy, Forrest took just six minutes to make his mark as he put the Hoops 3-0 in front. Fellow substitute, Robbie Keane then rounded off proceedings with a fourth goal in injury time.


The Celtic Star’s very own Matt Corr – who you may also know as a Tour Guide at Celtic Park – publishes his first Celtic book, titled INVINCIBLE – early next month. This beautiful hardback book will be the definitive story of Celtic’s magical2016-17 season – it truly is wonderful, a real joy to read, and brilliantly written by Matt.

If you have been reading Matt’s regular contributions on The Celtic Star or indeed in the Matchday Programme or in the Celtic View you will know just how talented a Celtic writer he is. The book is published by The Celtic Star and you can pre-order below.

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About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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