ONLY James Forrest and Scott Brown have been present throughout all of Celtic's previous title wins on their way to nine-in-a-row.

And Forrest, who turns 29 today, is determined to make that ten when the new season comes around on August 1.

The Scotland international is now just five appearances away from 400 games for Celtic, while he is currently on 88 career goals.

Twelve more goals will see him become only the 30th player in Celtic’s history to hit at least a century of goals for the club. 

 And he admits it has been a "crazy" Parkhead journey to get to where he is today.

Speaking to the Celtic View, he said: “It’s been a crazy journey for me. There have been so many memories, cups, league titles, games in the Champions League – there have been so many highs. When you win stuff, once you get a taste of it, you want more.

“What the club has done in the last 10 years is amazing and it’s great to be a part of it. Celtic is massive on its Academy side. They’re always bringing good players through, and it’s good that players get their chance in the first-team as well. It’s great to have players who have been through the ranks and know what the club is all about.

“Every year with Celtic there is always pressure right from the start of the season. We’re always expected to be challenging for the title and the cups. For us, this season coming won’t be any different!

Ahead of Celtic's 10-in-a-row bid, Forrest heaped praise on captain Scott Brown for keeping the side constantly motivated.

“When you’ve got Broony there, he’s non-stop every day in training,” said Forrest.

“He’s constant and I think that rubs off on the Scottish guys and the foreign guys, and that’s great to have. Anyone you speak to – whether they’re here or have left or just arrived – will tell you how important Broony is here as a captain.

“When new guys come in, they maybe don’t realise how important he is until they’re in there in the changing room and playing with him. Right from the first trophy until now, I still think the same. He’s kept his standards up so high and that’s full credit to him. That’s helped the club massively.”