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26th Mar, 2017 | 9:03pm

Willie Miller critical of Celtic player after Scotland win against Slovenia

By Amir Mir

Willie Miller was critical of Celtic midfielder James Forrest’s performance for Scotland during their 1-0 win against Slovenia on Friday night.

Gordon Strachan started the 25-year-old during the important World Cup qualifier at Hampden with the home team producing a poor display.

Forrest was one of the players criticised for his performance as Strachan’s side managed to deliver the goods late on in the game.

Strachan opted to bring on Fulham forward Chris Martin for James Morrison with eight minutes left on the clock with his decision being booed by the home support.

However, just minutes from time he managed to seal a crucial win which has helped his country maintain their hopes of reaching Russia in 2018.

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During the match, former defender Miller had this to say about the Scots as he was critical of Forrest’s display.

“Gordon Strachan must now be thinking of a change,” Miller told BBC Sportsround during the second-half.

“If you’re going to go out, you may as well go out in a blaze of glory. If you’re going to make a positive change, then put Ikechi Anya on for Kieran Tierney. But James Forrest hasn’t been at his best.”

Forrest played the full match for the Scots with his Bhoys teammates Craig Gordon, Kiernan Tierney, Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths also playing a part.

Now, they will be turning their attention to club matters and helping Brendan Rodgers clinch the Scottish Premiership title in his debut season in charge.

The Glasgow giants have a 25 point lead on their closest rivals and take on Ian Cathro’s Hearts on April 2.

Three days after that, they will welcome sixth-placed Partick Thistle to Parkhead with the Hoops likely to be celebrating their title triumph on that day.

In other Celtic news, fans reacted on Twitter to 24-year-old’s display against Slovenia. 

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