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FORREST FIRES WARNING: ‘NO HOOPS LET-UP

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JAMES FORREST insists Celtic will continue to be relentless when they meet Hamilton Accies at Parkhead tomorrow.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have the opportunity of registering their 21st consecutive Premiership win of the campaign against Martin Canning’s outfit.

That would leave the Hoops only four victories away from equalling the current record that was set by Martin O’Neill’s team in season 2003/04.

The champions are an unassailable 24 points ahead of nearest challengers Aberdeen and have scored 67 goals as they zero in on their sixth successive crown.

O’Neill’s men netted 105 goals on their way to making history with Swedish legend Henrik Larsson claiming 30 strikes and Chris Sutton chipping in with 19.

Rejuvenated winger Forrest said: “At the moment, it is about playing a certain way and then the manager says that everything else looks after itself.

“But it is nice to be part of a team that is playing so well.

“I think confidence is the key for everyone. As players, we feel good in ourselves and then, as a team, there is a feeling that we are capable of going up against anyone.

“We have that belief every time we step out onto the park.

“But there is no way that we will think about taking anything for granted before the end of the season.

“I think if your attitude is not right then the performance is not right.

“So, for us it is about playing every game with the same tempo and the same level.”

Forrest scored his seventh goal of the campaign in last week’s 2-0 triumph over Motherwell.

The Scotland international set up four of the side’s six goals in the previous game, the 6-0 Scottish Cup hammering of Inverness Caley Thistle.

Boss Rodgers told him to be more selfish and Forrest explained the dramatic change in form after contributing only two efforts in Ronny Delia’s last season.

He said: “Every training session is different and we train with the same intensity that we are playing.

“The manager wants us at the same level all the time and it is because he wants to create the best team possible here.

“I think you can see already that we look like a strong team. But we all know that there isn’t anything handed out at this stage of the season.

“We still have to keep working and keep pressing. We want to win as many games as we possibly can.”

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