Alan Forrest is determined to make it to the top, just like his big brother James has at Celtic.
The winger turned in a wonderful display for Ayr United against Arbroath over the weekend, leading to some Honest Men fans singing ‘he’s better than James.’
Forrest has piled the praise on his brother but insists he will be looking to follow the Hoops hero’s lead.
He told the Scottish Daily Mail (Pullout, page 14, 30/09/19): “Did I hear the fans singing about me and James? Yes, I’ve heard that song for a while. It’s good to hear!
“James has had a really good career so far and I’m really proud of him. It’s my aim to get up there, too. ‘He’s done a lot at Celtic — scored lots of goals and made plenty of appearances.
“My aim is to try and be as good as that. I’m delighted with how it’s going at the moment. I got two goals last week and another two this week and the team played really well again.”
Forrest looks like Premiership quality
There’s currently only one member of the Forrest family in Scotland’s top flight, but that could soon become two if Alan keeps up his form.
He turned in a performance his brother would be proud of at the weekend, scoring two goals and inspiring Ayr to a 3-0 win over Arbroath.
Left shell-shocked by the departure of Ian McCall, the Celtic star’s brother stepped up to the plate to make sure Ayr continued to progress, even without their influential manager.
Ayr are currently joint-top of the Championship. They were in the play-offs last year and with players like Forrest in good form, there’s no reason why they can’t do that again.
Forrest himself though has scored six goals in seven Championship games. If he keeps going individually, it might not be long before he joins his brother in the top flight.