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14th Dec, 2017 | 12:46pm

'Really important' - James Forrest makes claim about Celtic win v Hamilton

Celtic winger James Forrest claimed that it was extremely important that the Hoops returned to winning ways in the 3-1 win over Hamilton on Wednesday night after some recent poor results.

A 1-0 home Champions League defeat to Anderlecht sandwiched in-between league draws against Motherwell and Hibs has seen Celtic’s lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table whittle down to five points, albeit with a game in hand on nearest challengers Rangers and Aberdeen.

The Hoops took the lead in the game through man of the match Olivier Ntcham, and even though Redmond equalised for Hamilton two goals in a minute by Forrest and Scott Sinclair just before half-time secured the three points.

Because of the poor results Forrest, who scored his 11th goal of the season against Hamilton, was quoted by Celtic’s official website as he described the win as “really important”, and that the Hoops needed the win to “feel good about ourselves again”.

He said: “It was really important after Sunday that we got the three points and scored a few goals and to feel good about ourselves again,”

“They came out and made it hard for us and once they scored, it was important we got back ahead again pretty quickly and we managed to do it, which was good.”

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The comment about “feeling good” is a tad surprising when you consider that the victory against Hamilton was Celtic’s 69th domestic game without defeat in a row.

The Hoops are next in action against Hearts at Tynecastle, as their busy December schedule continues, culminating in what is shaping up to be a huge game against Rangers on December the 30th.

In other Celtic news, Kristoffer Ajer could be the solution to Celtic’s problems at centre-back

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