Supporters of Celtic have reacted after some comments from Neil Lennon regarding James Forrest were shared on Twitter by the club.
Celtic’s 29-year-old right midfielder has been absent for the Hoops since September, having last played in the 1-0 victory against Riga FC (per Transfermarkt).
The issue which has kept the Scotsman sidelined is an ankle injury which he is expected to return from next month.
Speaking on Forrest’s injury, Lennon recently said: “Jamesy will hopefully be back in training in a couple of weeks.
“He’s been hugely missed. Not only his goals, but assists as well. He was coming into really good form. It’s been a very frustrating period for him but having him back will be like a new signing.”
These comments were shared on Twitter by the club and they had lots of fans talking.
So, what did these Celtic fans have to say following Neil Lennon’s comments on James Forrest?
“Theee best news EVER!!! he’s been sorely missed thats for sure”
“Will be a huge boost to have Forrest back in the side”
Interestingly, the Hoops won all but one of the games which Forrest played in this season prior to his injury, that being the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock (per Transfermarkt).
Are you excited by the prospect of having James Forrest back in the side?
No, he's not that good
Yes, he's a class player
“Like a new signing. That’s the January transfer window sorted.”
Prior to picking up the ankle injury, the 29-year-old wide midfielder made seven Premiership appearances for the Bhoys, in which he bagged two goals and one assist (per WhoScored).
His performances over the seven outings earned him an impressive 7.14/10 average rating, making him the seventh-best performer in Lennon’s squad so far this term.
“More worrying for me was our Manager saying we are not in the market for a keeper and with a couple of days to the transfer window opening he has no targets in mind, kind of sums up NL and his professionalism”
“I’m so sad HH”
“Ahh and there we have it, the new signing patter to finish off a great year for neil lennon”
As can be seen in these responses from Celtic fans, some of them were not happy after the club shared the comments from Neil Lennon regarding James Forrest. However, a couple appeared to be rather excited about the prospect of the midfielder returning in the near future.