Forrest eyes swift return

Bhoys youngster looking to regain place

Forrest: Eager to play

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Celtic youngster James Forrest is hoping to return to Neil Lennon's starting XI as soon as possible after recovering from an ankle injury.

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The 19-year-old suffered the problem in Celtic's 3-0 defeat of Hearts in September but is now running pain-free and is building his fitness.

The youngster has made four SPL appearances for Celtic this season and is now keen to regain his place on the Bhoys' wing.

Forrest likens his style of play to ex-Celtic wide-man Aiden McGeady in that he likes taking players on, giving a different option for Lennon.

Pain-free

"The last three weeks I've been running pain-free, so hopefully I can kick on now without any reaction," he told Celtic View.

"I want to get back into the side as soon as possible.

"There's a few good players who can play on the wing too, but hopefully once I'm back I can show I'm the player to fill that role permanently.

"I like to take on defenders because I'm an out-and-out winger so hopefully the manager thinks I can offer something different to the side and give me a chance again."