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21st Feb, 2017 | 4:53pm

Celtic attacker named in SPFL team of the week after win v Motherwell

By Harvey Byrne

Celtic attacker James Forrest has been named in the Scottish Professional Football League team of the week after the Hoops beat Motherwell 2-0 on Saturday.

The 25-year-old right-winger bagged the second goal for his side just before half time after Moussa Dembele opened the scoring seven minutes earlier.

Forrest has often gone unnoticed this season with stars such as Dembele and Scott Sinclair now in the attack.

However, the Scotland international received recognition for his display this timeout  as he was the only Celtic man to make the PFL’s team of the week which was announced on the official Twitter account.

Forrest broke through the youth ranks at Celtic, making his debut back in 2010 as a substitute in a 4-0 victory over Motherwell, where he scored the third goal.

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He has gone on to play in 223 encounters for the Scottish giants in total with a return of 37 goals and 38 assists.

Of those appearances, 35 of them have come in this campaign, bringing a return of seven goals and 11 assists in all competitions.

With Forrest still contracted to the club until 2019 many of the Hoops’ support will be hoping to see much more of the attacker in the future.

In other Celtic news, Hoops fans have reacted on Twitter to Joe Garner being suspended from the Old Firm derby.

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