Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon compares Zach Clough to Celtic’s James Forrest

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Zach Clough is similar to Celtic winger James Forrest, says Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has been singing the praises of Zach Clough.

The teenager scored on his debut for the Trotters against Wigan Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup this evening.

Clough’s goal in the 76th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides, as Bolton progressed to the fourth round of the competition.

Lennon is full of praise for the youngster and compares him to Celtic winger James Forrest.

"When you're that small you have to be special and I think he is special,” the 43-year-old told BBC Sport. ”I had a player at Celtic in James Forrest and Zach's very similar to him.

“I think that's the biggest compliment I can pay Zach. We just have to be mindful we don't get carried away.

“We thought we would give the kid an opportunity to play and the system suits the way he plays. He lit the stadium up and the goal was brilliant.”

Bolton are currently 15th in the Championship table with 29 points from 24 matches.

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