SCOTT BROWN believes James Forrest’s Miss of the Season contender against St Johnstone is firmly in the past.
The Scotland winger blew the chance of netting the winner in stoppage time when he fired wildly past the post with the goal gaping in Celtic’s 0-0 draw against the Perth side at McDiarmid Park.
Skipper Brown said: “It wasn’t James’ fault because the pitch caused it.
“If you look at it, he’s taken a great touch and his pace has taken him away from the defender.
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“He’s rounded the keeper to get a tap in, but the pitch was so bad he’s had it bobble up and hit him on the knee.
“He’s disappointed, but the lads are not holding anything against him.
“He’s outstanding because he beats people like they’re not there and creates chances for us.
“It doesn’t bother anyone, other people might make a big deal of it, but we know he’s a top player and what he gives to us. That’s what matters.”
Forrest has struggled for goals this season and has notched only four from 27 appearances, 12 as a substitute.
He also squandered a late penalty-kick in the 2-0 League Cup Final victory over Dundee United in March, much to the annoyance of John Guidetti who was desperate to get a cup final goal.