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‘FORREST’S ON FIRE,’ RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS hailed two-goal James Forrest after Celtic’s 4-0 Betfred League Cup quarter-final victory over Dundee at Dens Park.

The winger claimed his first by knocking in a Kieran Tierney left-wing cross three minutes before the interval following Scotty Sinclair’s penalty-kick breakthrough goal.

Substitute Callum McGregor, on for Paddy Roberts, thumped in a third with two minutes remaining before Forrest scored his second in added time to take his tally for the season to seven.

It was the Scotland’s second successive double after achieving the feat in the 4-0 win over Ross County in the Premiership at the weekend.

Rodgers said: “James is really improving his numbers, that’s what his job is.

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“Firstly, defensively he is working very hard in his pressing and tactical idea of the game.

“He has great quality in both feet. His first goal, he comes on the inside and finishes really well and the second one he moves in off the line, Odsonne Eduard plays him a nice little pass early and he works his feet and gets his shot off.

“So, two very good goals and a very good performance by him.

“It was very good, very professional and we played with a nice calmness.”

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