MX23RW : Friday, December 14 20:02:10
Dec 2, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​Celtic Park
Celtic
1-0
Aberdeen
Christie (45')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Forrest feeling good ahead of Hampden Park showdown

Forrest feeling good ahead of Hampden Park showdown
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Celtic man has a great record in finals.

Celtic winger James Forrest will carry the confidence of a triple Betfred Cup final scorer into Sunday's showpiece occasion against Aberdeen at Hampden Park.

The 27-year-old Scotland international has notched in each of his three finals in the competition against Motherwell, Aberdeen and Dundee United respectively.

All three matches ended up with green and white ribbons on the trophy and Forrest is looking to secure a remarkable 15th senior medal since he came out of the Celtic youth academy.

He said: "I've scored in the last three finals and it gives me confidence knowing that in those types of games that I can score goals.

"Hopefully I can contribute and help the team to victory.

"We know it is going to be a difficult game against Aberdeen and we will not be taking them lightly.

"We have played them in cup finals and this season as well. Playing in a cup final for Celtic is unbelievable and you just want to make sure you get the win."

Forrest's cross for Scott Sinclair's winning goal in the 1-0 victory against Rosenborg in Trondheim on Thursday night means Celtic need just one point in their final Group B game at home to section winners Salzburg next month to ensure European football after Christmas.

He said: "It was a really good team performance right from the off.

"We controlled it in the first half and they came into it the second half but we are really pleased, we could have scored a few more goals.

"I was delighted to contribute and buzzing for Sinclair to get the goal. It is a big win and we can take real confidence into the last game."


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic159423262631
2RangersRangers1694338142431
3Hearts188552118329
4Aberdeen168441915428
5Kilmarnock167542016426
6St Johnstone167541920-126
7Hibernian1566324121224
8Livingston186661516-124
9Motherwell164481625-916
10Hamilton AcademicalHamilton1741121237-2513
11Dundee1624101329-1610
12St Mirren1724111132-2110

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