James Forrest speaks about Celtic trio as he highlights depth of talent

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One of Celtic's up-and-coming stars has been talking about the squad's strength in depth, highlighting some specific players in the process.

Celtic player James Forrest has been speaking to the club’s official website about the Bhoys’ Scottish contingent.

Scotland drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland on Saturday in a vital Euro 2016 qualifying match, with Celtic stars Charlie Mulgrew and Scott Brown starting the game while Leigh Griffiths, Craig Gordon and Forrest were all unused substitutes.

But prior to the match, the 23-year-old explained just how strong Celtic’s senior squad is right now when you consider some of the players who did not even make Gordon Strachan’s latest squad.

“It underlines the depth of talent at Celtic,” Forrest said, “and then you look at guys like Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong who aren’t in there yet so we definitely have a lot of good Scottish players here as well as the foreign players to we have a good mix.

“Leigh Griffiths has also done really well and I’m glad he’s got a shot in the squad.”

Forrest played 29 matches for Celtic last season, scoring four goals and providing four assists in that time. But a knee injury robbed him of more chances and he will no doubt be hoping to have no new setbacks in what hints at being a very exciting second year with Ronny Deila at the helm.

With Mackay-Steven and Armstrong also pushing for international recognition, Celtic could have a number of players performing at their very best as they look to make waves in the Champions League and potentially better their recent double success.

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