Celtic winger James Forrest shifts focus to cup final


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After celebrating winning a seventh Scottish Premiership title in a row, Celtic winger James Forrest has now switched his attention to Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Motherwell.

Celtic’s domination of Scottish football has continued this season and they they can wrap up a second successive domestic treble by beating Motherwell at Hampden Park this weekend.

Scotland international Forrest, who has been around for all of Celtic’s recent successes, is keen to clinch another major honour although he knows it will be easier said than done against a Motherwell side they have drawn with twice this season.

“The manager has always been about the next game,” Forrest told the club website.

“He hasn’t really spoken about the cup final but we have this full week now to concentrate on that.

“We’ll have a good week hopefully and it’ll take us into Saturday raring to go.

We’ve played Motherwell a few times this season and we’ve drawn against them on the last two occasions. We know they’re going to make it tough for us.

“They’ve done quite well this season. It doesn’t matter who you play in the cup final, it’s going to be 90 minutes and it’s going to be tough. We need to make sure we’re right at it from the start.”

Celtic beat Aberdeen in last season’s Scottish Cup final but head into this year’s showpiece on the back of a defeat to the Dons and a draw with Kilmarnock.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are available at 1.10 to lift the trophy on Saturday and Motherwell are priced at 6.50.

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