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IN PICTURES: JAMES FORREST’S HOOPS’ HAMPDEN HAT-TRICK

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JAMES FORREST will be hoping to be to the four against Aberdeen in the Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden this afternoon.

Amazingly, the Celtic winger has scored in three successive silverware showdowns in the competition and he’ll be looking to continue the run against the Dons.

CQN‘s ace lensman Geo has been on the spot to cover the goal exploits of Forrest over the years.

START OF THE HAT-TRICK…Celtic line-up on March 15, 2015 for the Betfred League Cup Final against Dundee United. Left to right: Manager Ronny Deila, Scott Brown, Craig Gordon, Nir Bitton, Kris Commons, Emilio Izaguirre, Anthony Stokes, Jason Denayer, Stefan Johansen, Efe Ambrose, Virgil Van Dijk and Leigh Griffiths. James Forrest came on for Commons in the 69th minute.

THE KICK-OFF…James Forrest’s shot beat United keeper Radislaw Cierzniak for the second goal, adding to Kris Commons’ opener.

WHOOPS…Forrest is congratulated by fellow-substitute John Guidetti.

OOPS…James Forrest fluffs a late penalty-kick as John Guidetti and Anthony Stokes look on.

CAMERA SHY…James Forrest is hidden behind Leigh Griffiths as the Hoops celebrate their victory.

NUMBER TWO COMING UP…Celtic players get ready for the 2016 Btefred League Cup Final against Aberdeen. Back row: Left to right: Craig Gordon, Moussa Dembele, Erik Sviatchenko, Emilio Izaguirre, Jozo Simunovic, Tom Rogic; Front row: Mikael Lustig, Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown, James Forrest and Patrick Roberts.

THAT GOAL-DEN FEELING…James Forrest turns away after scoring the second goal as he leaves Dons defenders Anthony O’Connor and Andrew Considine grounded.

THE GOAL HEROES…Moussa Dembele, Tom Rogic and James Forrest.

NUMBER THREE ON THE WAY…the Celtic line-up for last season’s Final against Motherwell. Back row (left to right): Craig Gordon, Mikael Lustig, Moussa Dembele, Jozo Simunovic, Dedryck Boyata, James Forrest, Scott Sinclair; Front row: Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown, Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor.

THIRD TIME LUCKY…James Forrest scores in his third consecutive Betfred League Cup Final as he gets the opener against Motherwell. Chris McHugh and Peter Hartley don’t share in his delight.

THE MARKSMEN…James Forrest and Moussa Dembele with the trophy following the 2-0 victory. Pics: Geo.

* DON’T miss the best of the action from Hampden this afternoon as Celtic and Brendan Rodgers bid for a seventh successive trophy triumph. Your champion CQN will bring you the unbeatable match report and all the top pictures. 

 
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