After securing his first trophy of the season, James Forrest revealed a pre-season talk that secured his future at the club.

Celtic secured as the winger put in a memorable Man of the Match performance scoring the second goal and winning the penalty for the third goal of the game.

Speaking to the Express after Celtic’s League Cup triumph, Forrest said:

Since the manager came in, everyone has been working hard from day one and it’s a great start. It rounds everything off and we just need to keep pushing on and look for more trophies.

The manager phoned me in the off-season and asked me what my plans were. I said I wanted to stay at Celtic.

And he told me to just come back in for pre-season and that everybody would be working hard. Pre-season was tough but winning trophies was our aim.

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Football changes really quickly and I never wanted to leave this club. I thought I’d wait my time and you just keep working hard.

It was just the last couple of months of last season where I hadn’t played games, but that happens in football and it was positive from day one of this season. Once I got the contract sorted, that was it. Now I just want to keep winning more trophies for this club.

Forrest has been instrumental under Rodgers this season and has six goals and five assists this season, along with a new contract at the start of the season.

Rodgers’ side secured Celtic’s 100th major honour in their 129 year history, and will look secure a further two domestic trophies this season to win a treble for the first time since 2001.

Celtic are in action in the league once again on Saturday against Motherwell and will look to extend their unbeaten domestic run even further having put seven past Mark McGhee’s side already this season.