By Declan Hughes and Ben Banks

He’ll be facing off against his Celtic brother James next season- but Alan Forrest is focusing on Ayr United for now.

The winger will join Livingston in the summer upon the expiry of his Honest Men contract. He’s been a brilliant player for them this term, scoring nine goals and notching four assists.

Ayr have competed well this term. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He was on hand to score against Partick Thistle on Friday night during a 1-1 draw. It leaves Ayr third in the table, a point off second place Inverness.

Unless Livingston go into complete meltdown between now and the season’s end, which is extremely unlikely, Forrest will go up against his brother James next term.

It’ll be strange coming up against Celtic’s number 49 but it’s something the winger is looking forward to, after his Ayr business is complete.

Facing family next term. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

“It will be good to play against James but it will be a bit weird as well,” said Forrest. “We have never played against one another.

“Here at Ayr we have played against a few top-flight teams but Celtic have never been one of them so it will something new to play against him.I am still focused on Ayr for the rest of the season. I want us to finish as high as we can.

“Dundee United look as though they will win it but I don’t see why we can’t go up through the play-offs so the focus now is about finishing as high as we can.

“I am glad to still be here and helping us towards the end of the season.”

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