Forster says Brown & Forrest are Celtic legends

Celtic keeper, Fraser Forster, believes Scott Brown and James Forrest are Celtic legends.

James Forrest has went strength-to-strength, according to the Forster, as he recalls the night he was in goal, against Shakhter Karagandy, as Forrest scored to earn Celtic a place in the Champions League.

He said: “He’s gone on to be absolutely fantastic over the past few years. He’s just kicked on to a different level. Hopefully he’ll be the man who gets us through this year as well.

“He’s been fantastic. The first time he was younger, but he was still putting in great performances then.

“Jamesy’s just taken it to a different level. He’s consistently producing world-class performances.

“It’s fantastic to see because he’s a lovely lad. It’s just great to see him doing well.

“It’s also been good to see Broony. There are a lot of lads who were here when I left, which is nice. It just makes it easier to settle back into the changing room again.

“It’s really like I’ve never been away. You just walk back in and there are so many familiar faces everywhere. It’s a really nice feeling.

“But Broony, is fantastic. He’s really looking after himself so well and is so consistent.

“He’s fundamental to the team and is absolutely crucial.

“He was when I was here before and still is now, in terms of what he brings to the changing room and what he brings to the pitch.

“Sometimes he doesn’t get the credit he deserves and people don’t realise how good he is until he’s not there on the pitch.

“He’s another one who seems to get better with age and he’s a top player. As a captain, he’d be among the best I’ve ever had.”

Forster is desperate for Celtic to make it into Europe – which he can’t do anything about, with him being ineligible to play, he added: “European football is important for Celtic. It was a fantastic result last week, winning 2-0. Hopefully we can finish the job.

“It would be massive to be in the groups. Those are the nights everyone looks forward to.

“Hopefully we can get through and I can sample that atmosphere. Celtic can definitely make an impact in the Europa League.

“It’s always disappointing when you miss out on the Champions League, but those qualifiers are among the toughest games you can ever play in. Over two legs, anything can happen.

“But the lads did well to bounce back from that and it was a terrific result against AIK last week.

“I just hope we can finish the job on Thursday and get through because the first game was a reminder to me of just how great European nights are at Celtic Park.”