THERE are no Instagram posts of his flash car or boasts about a new sponsorship deal.

No Twitter. No Facebook posts from five years ago which if brought up would show him in a bad light.No falling out of nightclubs just when someone has their mobile phone to hand so they can film the incident.

James Forrest does go out, probably. He might be into golf like most players. Maybe it’s ten-pin bowling or pottery. We will never know because the Celtic man goes about his business in a low-key fashion.

Voted PFA Scotland Player of the Year this month, yesterday he picked up another individual gong from the Scottish Football Writers Association for best international player. There was really no other choice.

In total, this 27-year-old has scored 17 goals and has 20 assists. It’s been a remarkable two years for a winger whose mantelpiece would need to stand on girders for it to cope with the weight of all his trophies.

But Jamsie is the same as he always was. Still a bit shy, awkward even, not one to talk up himself up even if everyone else is happy to do so. Forrest admitted that while other players go on social media and like the limelight, he’s more than happy to leave them to that.

“I don’t hide but that’s not my thing, which isn’t to say that other lads are wrong to do it,” he said. “Everyone has different personalities but I prefer to stay grounded.

“Sometimes, if you go over the top, then within days it can come back at you. I deal with the highs and lows in the same way.

“When you first break through, the first-team players and staff would be a bit harsher on young boys to keep you in line and I think I’ve taken that through the years with me; it’s still in my head.

“If you stepped out of line when I was younger there were older players who’d make sure that that never happened again.

“There were a lot of big characters around when I first joined the squad, including the current manager. He’s one of those who doesn’t like it when anyone gets ahead of themselves.”

Who wouldn’t want a player like that? The young Forrest was inconsistent and always, it seemed, to be nursing an injury or just coming back from one. What a different animal he is now.

That’s 52 club games so far this a season with two to go, plus there is Scotland as well. It was 58 the previous season and 46 before that. This sort of footballer is worth a few million of anyone’s money but he’s not hugely interested in moving away.

“I’ve always felt that to stay with Celtic for my entire career would be unbelievable,” said Forrest. “We’re still a long way away from that happening but I’m really enjoying it and, over the last few years, I’ve discovered that this club is bigger than even I had realised before.

“Personally, I’m delighted to be here and I’ll keep working hard to ensure that I can stay here. I’ve spoken to more players than you might think who have left here and then wished that they hadn’t.

“Many would tell you themselves that they didn’t realise what a big club this is until after they’d gone. Of course, some of them moved on to have a different experience and probably wouldn’t change things.

“There’s no right or wrong when it comes to that but I now know how big Celtic truly is and how successful we can be.”

Forrest missed out on Ibrox with a tight hamstring but is hopeful of playing against Hearts on Sunday and then there’s the Scottish Cup final and a chance for him to win his 17th medal.

And to think that he was once a target for criticism, far more than any player, which was a part of him wanting to leave before Brendan Rodgers was appointed.

“The last couple of seasons have been really enjoyable and I believe that you do play your best football when you’re enjoying it,” said Forrest. “It’s been unbelievable and you don’t really want it to stop; you want to keep going.

“It also helps when you look back at what you’ve won. Everyone knows, at the start of each new season, that it’s going to be difficult to keep it going but we keep working hard to give ourselves a chance.

“Maybe the highlight is still to come. Throughout the season I’ve had a lot of highs and it’s a positive that’s there have been so many. I remember when we won the first trophy we won under Rodgers, we had a game three days later so we didn’t get the chance to celebrate it the way some other teams do.

“But when you’re successful then you do play more matches and, when you get to this stage, it’s all about winning the league and preparing for cup finals.”

Forrest has become an expert in both. Not that he’ll say that.

Celtic players will wear numbers five and nine on their shorts at this season’s Scottish Cup final in honour of club legends Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers One number will be on the front left of the shorts, while the other will be on the back right, a reflection of the way the Celtic players wore their numbers in the 1960s.