Celtic winger James Forrest has paid tribute to captain Scott Brown after his exceptional derby performance against Rangers at Celtic Park on Sunday, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Hoops emerged as 2-1 victors after an epic tussle that involved sending offs, injuries, goals, mistakes, brilliance and more than a bit of atmosphere.
Forrest nabbed the winner late on to send Celtic 13 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and afterwards took the time to praise Scott Brown after he endured a physical battle to get the job done.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 27-year-old said:
Broony put in a great shift and with what he did for the team, he was buzzing. It’s a big result and he’s happy with that.
Broony is unbelievable for the squad on and off the park. I have never played with someone who has got so much about him. He gets everyone working.
I don’t know what happened with the red card but he keeps going and is always fighting.
He is a real plus point to have in the team.
The captain was criticised after the match by opposition manager Steven Gerrard after the match for goading the away side but that was simply sour grapes considering three Rangers players managed to react to Brown’s wind-ups to get themselves sent off or ensure they face a lengthy ban.
As for Forrest, well he now has 16 goals and a massive, massive 20 assists for the season during 2018/19, proving again to be one of our most effective attacking outlets.
As long as Brown keeps motivating him to perform, it looks like he’ll keep providing big moments in this Celtic team.
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