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James Forrest wants Celtic to pull up trees in pursuit of Premiership wins

Celtic's James Forrest (left) in action against Rosenborg (SNS Group / Rob Casey)
Celtic's James Forrest (left) in action against Rosenborg (SNS Group / Rob Casey)

JAMES FORREST wants Celtic to get back to winning ways in the Ladbrokes Premiership following their dramatic last-gasp Europa League victory over Rosenborg.

The Hoops drew a blank at St Mirren last week, a result which ultimately left them five points behind leaders Hearts after five games of the season.

The Group B opener against Norwegian outfit Rosenborg on Thursday was a struggle for the Scottish champions, but an 87th-minute winner from substitute Leigh Griffiths gave Celtic three crucial points.

Now 27-year-old Scotland winger Forrest, who said talks about a new contract at Parkhead were “ongoing”, is looking for another win at Kilmarnock on Sunday.

He told a number of broadcasters: “Obviously it was disappointing last week but we have had disappointing results before and always come back. We have a real good squad and that is what we are looking to do.

“We know we have a lot of different competitions coming up and we are going use our squad. We need everyone raring to go when they play. We want to keep ourselves in all competitions and we need to start again on Sunday.”

Notably, it was Celtic’s first-ever win in an opening group-stage match.

Forrest hopes to use the morale boost as a springboard for the rest of the fixtures, which include a trip to Norway and home and away games against Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig, and indeed for the rest of the domestic campaign.

The former Celtic youth player said: “The way it has happened, scoring a late goal is great and obviously getting that three points to start us off is a real bonus and we can look forward to the next game now. We can take a lot of confidence from getting three points in the first group game.

“It will be a real boost for everyone and hopefully we can just kick on and start scoring more goals and winning more games.”