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‘NO TREBLE TALK AT CELTIC,’ INSISTS JAMES ‘PINOCCHIO’ FORREST

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JAMES FORREST insists there is no treble talk at Celtic, despite the Hoops being firm favourites for a domestic clean sweep.

Brendan Rodgers’ runaway leaders are 27 points ahead at the top of the Premiership, the League Cup is already in the Parkhead trophy cabinet and they have been drawn against Championship strugglers St Mirren in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Three-goal Moussa Dembele helped them on their way to a 6-0 triumph over Inverness Caley Thistle in Glasgow on Saturday to make progress in the national competition, but the showpiece Cup Final is still more than three months away.

However, Rodgers’ players are effectively a mere three ties from going into the history books as the fourth Hoops side to become treble winners.

The legendary Jock Stein managed the feat twice and Martin O’Neill celebrated, too, after his memorable first season at Parkhead. 

Flying winger Forrest, who set up four goals against the Highlanders, reckons the gap between now and the Hampden Final on May 27 means it is too soon to start discussing prospects of a clean sweep – last achieved by O’Neill’s side in 2001. 

He said: “So far we’ve won the League Cup and have done really well in the league, but it still seems a long way away.

“Even though we are into the quarters we just need to take it from there and make sure we get into the semis.

“Someone is going to need to play at their best to beat us, but we have had off days, as well, when we’ve had to grind out results. We can do it that way.

“It’s only one game a week for a few weeks now, so we need to make sure we are doing it in training and keep our levels up.

“The last couple of weeks, we’ve not had a midweek game, so we’ve had the training instead of having a game.

“You could maybe say it has refreshed us a bit, but we just need to take every game as it comes and put 100 per cent into every one.

“No-one has spoken about the treble. The gaffer just spoke about getting into the quarter-finals. It gives us something to look forward to.”

 
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