Glasgow Celtic have received a boost ahead of their Scottish Cup final clash against Hearts next weekend as James Forrest has vowed to be fit for the game, according to a report published by The Times. 

The 27-year-old was forced to miss his side’s 2-0 defeat against Rangers last weekend but he is confident that he will be able to play during the game against Hearts.

Celtic’s loss against the Gers would have been disappointing as Steven Gerrard’s side would have got the bragging rights on the day.

The Hoops though would have been prioritising the Scottish Cup final so the chances are that they did not go into the game against the Gers giving off their best. Should Celtic defeat Hearts, they will win the domestic treble for a third consecutive season.

Forrest has arguably been the Hoops best player this season. He was named as the PFA Scotland Player of the Year and also won the Scottish Football Writers Association International Player of the Year Award.

As a product of the club’s youth development system, he probably also has a special place in the heart of most die-hard Celtic supporters just like his team-mates Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor. After recently signing a deal which will keep at Parkhead until he is 30, there is every chance that Forrest will end up remaining at Celtic Park until he retires.

Forrest is adamant that he will be fit and raring to go during the Scottish Cup final. This will be music to the ears of most fans of the Hoops.

When asked if he will be available for the match, he said: “Yes. It’s still early at the moment and I’m just taking it day by day. We have the final Premiership game against Hearts on Sunday so I’m not ruling out being involved in that one.”

“I should be fine for the final and I’m not giving up hope of playing this weekend.

“My hamstring was just a little tight after the title win at Aberdeen so the manager didn’t want to risk it or push me so we’ll see what happens in the next few days.”


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