James Forrest desperate to bounce back


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Celtic winger James Forrest says his team are desperate to bounce back from their defeat to Rangers when they face Hearts on Sunday.

The Hoops have already completed a domestic double after winning the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup.

Neil Lennon’s side are still able to win another treble, with Celtic set to play Hearts in the Scottish Cup final on May 25. Celtic will get a chance to do their research on Hearts when they meet this weekend and Forrest admits his team are itching to set the record straight.

They come into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Rangers and Forrest says the likes of Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig will not allow standards to slip for another game.

He told the Daily Record: “The two of them are similar characters and they don’t let anyone get above their station.

“We won the [League] Cup before
 Christmas, then the league, but it’s always about the next one. If we don’t win the Cup we come back into pre-season flat and we want to go into it feeling good.

“Losing last weekend again wasn’t a good feeling either when you’re used to winning. It might have been our first loss since that game in December but you come back in a couple of days later and you’re still nursing it.

“With Sunday we didn’t have a game for another week and it kind of lingers about a wee bit. That’s why the boys are desperate to go out and get a result.”

Celtic are 1.30 to win this weekend, with the draw 5.50, while Hearts are 9.50 to clinch all three points.

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