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Brendan Rodgers praises James Forrest’s all round game as Celtic see off Dundee in Betfred Cup

Celtic's James Forrest celebrates his goal against Dundee (SNS Group / Craig Williamson)
Celtic's James Forrest celebrates his goal against Dundee (SNS Group / Craig Williamson)

BOSS Brendan Rodgers hailed two-goal James Forrest for displaying both sides of the game during Celtic’s 4-0 Betfred Cup win over Dundee at Dens Park.

He notched his first against Dundee by converting a Kieran Tierney cross three minutes from the interval after Scott Sinclair scored from the spot in the 25th minute.

Substitute Callum McGregor drove in a third with two minutes remaining before Forrest scored his second in added time with a drive to take his tally for the season to seven as the treble-winners booked their place in to the semi-final draw.

Rodgers said: “He is really improving his numbers, that’s what his job is.

“Firstly, defensively he is working very hard in his pressing and tactical idea of the game.

“He has great quality in both feet, his first goal, he comes on the inside and finishes really well and the second one he moves in off the line, Odsonne (Eduard) plays him a nice little pass early and he works his feet and gets his shot off.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at full time (SNS Group / Craig Williamson)

“So two very good goals and a very good performance by him.

“It was very good, very professional and we played with a nice calmness.

“Dundee had good organisation and we had to be patient but once we got the first goal, we gained that confidence in the game and we passed and pressed very well, disrupted their game and scored very good goals.”