One-time marmite midfielder wants to be a one club Bhoy

He was once a player that split the Celtic support down the middle. You either loved or hated him, but James Forrest has now swapped being the marmite player to one of the first names on the team sheet each week.

Crowned Scottish Footballer of the Year last season, Forrest now wants to spend the rest of his career at Celtic after coming through the club’s youth academy.

Speaking to FourFourTwo magazine, Forrest admitted he aims to remain at Celtic Park for his whole career, he said: "Yeah, I’ve been at the club for this long, so I just need to keep going. Celtic are a massive club and always improving so you’re always pushing to be better.

“It’s going to be hard work to stay here but it’s so good. If I did manage to stay for the rest of my career it would be a great achievement.”

The Scotland international had been linked with a £7 million move to Tottenham Hotspur in 2012, when Harry Redknapp was manager, but a number of injuries put paid to any move to the London club.

Under Brendan Rodgers, Forrest has seen his fortunes change for the better and is now an integral part of the Celtic team .

After making his Celtic debut in May 2010, the 27-year-old has went on to make 343 appearances in all competitions and scored 72 goals, winning eight league titles, five Scottish Cups and four League Cups.