'Guff', 'Absolutely dire' - Scotland fans destroy Celtic player after his display in win against Malta
By Harry Sykes
Scotland fans took to Twitter to destroy James Forrest for his performance in the team’s World Cup qualifier win against Malta on Monday night.
Gordon Strachan’s side secured their second win in four days with a 2-0 triumph at Hampden Park.
Goals from Christophe Berra and Leigh Griffiths enabled Scotland to keep alive their hopes of a place in the qualifier play-offs ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Celtic’s Forrest played the full 90 minutes of the clash at a half-empty Hampden as Strachan selected six of the players from Brendan Rodgers’ all-conquering team in his starting XI.
But the Tartan Army were unimpressed with the display of the Hoops academy product, 26, who was used on the flank.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
James Forrest isnt good enough to be in Scotlands starting line up man
— Jase (@JasonAdam90) September 4, 2017
Forrest really isn’t an international player
— Aidan (@aidanceltic67) September 4, 2017
— Gareth Forbes (@sebrofg) September 4, 2017
What does Forrest bring to the Scotland team except giving the ball to the opposition. Tierney does his job most of the time. #SCOMLT
— Stand Free (@TheRedSheepCOYR) September 4, 2017
James Forrest is absolutely dire
— Michael McDougall (@mcdougall89) September 4, 2017
James Forrest is really good at moving the ball further away from the goal with every touch. How does he get still a game?!
— Stuart Hynd (@stuarthynd) September 4, 2017
James Forrest is so shocking man
— Paul (@P__67) September 4, 2017
James Forrest is guff btw
— Lewis (@LewisRydings11) September 4, 2017
Scotland’s win has taken their points tally to 14 from eight qualifying matches.
Slovakia’s 2-1 defeat to England means Strachan’s side are only one point adrift of the second team in Group F.
But Slovenia’s hammering of Lithuania leaves Scotland fourth in the group on goal difference.