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22nd Feb, 2018 | 6:00am

Rangers player only real rival for Celtic 26-year-old to land POTY award - view

Celtic winger James Forrest is currently enjoying the best season of his career.
The 26-year-old Scottish international has scored 16 goals so far this season, when previously he had never reached double figures.
He is the one player who improved dramatically from last season when others – Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair – have failed to live up to the standards set by the unbeaten treble winners.
Such as been Forrest’s form, that he seems certain to be named Scotland’s player of the year at the end of the season, with perhaps only Rangers player Alfredo Morelos his only real rival.
All of which shows that Forrest is set to perhaps be the key man for the Hoops in their Europa League second leg tie against Zenit.
It is to be expected that the Bhoys will be on the backfoot for the majority of the game, which is when Forrest can work his magic by being the main out ball for the defence and midfield.
He will be able to use his creativity to keep the ball and allow players to get forward to create attacks.
He will need help however, the Hoops don’t want to end up relying on ‘give the ball to Forrest’ as their only tactic, that would leave the player exhausted and end up working as a detriment to the side.
Forrest is a player that has shown that he can be relied upon this season, for the Bhoys to progress in Europe he will need help from his team-mates.
In other Celtic news, Eboue Kouassi is looking forward to the Hoops’ trip to Russia 

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