Fraser Forster more than earned the plaudits.

It was, after all, the towering goalkeeper who was the hero for Celtic in their Betfred Cup success over Rangers on Sunday.

For 90 minutes - and then another six of added time - Forster was the standout who provided the big moments in the game for his side that sealed the trophy.

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It goes without saying that the Hoops were poor on the day. Though the players have said it anyway.

But while La Gran Muralla was tremendous on the day, Celtic fans aren't talking about their stopper anymore.

Instead, it's another Celtic player who is at the forefront of everyone's minds right now.

Jeremie Frimpong, that is.

The young right-back has made himself a firm favourite with supporters since his arrival from Manchester City.

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The fact that he was sent-off in the cup final and conceded a penalty kick appears to be water under the bridge among fans.

Had it cost his side a goal and, ultimately the trophy, it's not a stretch to assume things would not have panned out as rosy as it has for the young Dutchman.

But during the medal and silverware presentation on the steps of Hampden Park it was the applause for Frimpong which rivalled the love Forster received.

There is an infectious energy about the 19-year-old which has engrossed Celtic fans since his arrival.

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Don't expect it to take long for creative fans to shoe-horn 'Oh My Days' into a matchday tune for the player.

He was Celtic's *second* best player in the first-half of Sunday's Betfred Cup final.

Some naivety cost him the remaining minutes after he was cleverly rounded by Alfredo Morelos for the spot-kick.

He'll learn from it, though. He must.

It remains to be seen how far Frimpong's talent might take him.

His first professional game, remember, was against Partick Thistle at the beginning of this season.

Fans shouldn't expect too much from their youngster just yet.

But they are clearly excited at the prospect of Frimpong starring in green and white for a while yet.


Ryan Jack's tears at the final whistle of Sunday's cup final are not to be embarrassed about.

The Rangers midfielder has been terrific for his side this season and played his part in a game he and his teammates dominated for 95 minutes.

That fleeting second they lost concentration was enough for Christopher Jullien to punish them, but Jack and Gers can be pleased with their performance - albeit not with the result.

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Jack has always worn his heart on his sleeve for his club and will have been exhausted both mentally and physically after a game which saps the life out of the 22+ players involved.

Add to that the pressure-filled Glasgow cauldron and expectant Gers fanbase and Jack was understandably distraught.

Cut the guy some slack.