By Laura O'Leary

3rd Dec, 2017 | 3:05pm

Forrest: This is what brings out the best in me at Celtic

James Forrest has revealed that the competition for places at Celtic brings out the best in him and his teammates.

In an interview with the Scottish Sun,the 26-year-old revealed that the big squad means there’s two or three international players competing for every position at the club.

“We have a big squad and the manager has a lot of players to choose from, said Forrest before revealing, “it’s probably no-coincidence that competing with boys like Patrick Roberts has brought the best out in me.”

The midfielder has played 28 times for the Hoops across all competitions this season and has scored 10 goals as well as grabbing six assists.

The winger despite only being 26 has already won 12 major honours with the club, including recently winning Scottish League Cup with the Bhoys earlier this month.

On the way to collecting all these honours, the 26-year-old has played 262 games for Celtic and has been recognised by his country, Scotland, 21 times.

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The 26-year-old came through the youth system at Celtic and is contracted to the club until 2019, having extended his contract last year.

Forrest also admitted in his interview that he couldn’t envision playing anywhere else, having been with Celtic since he was nine years old.

The midfielder is likely to add further medals to his collection this season as the Hoops currently sit atop of the Scottish Premier League.

The Bhoys are seven points clear of second place Aberdeen ahead of their next league game against Hibernian next Sunday.

In other Celtic news, supporters hailed Odsonne Edouard’s performance today

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