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Charlie Adam talks up Celtic midfielder James Forrest

Scotland's Charlie Adam has stressed the importance of James Forrest for Celtic.

Stoke City and Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam talked up Celtic star James Forrest when he appeared as co-host on the talkSPORT breakfast show.

Forrest looks as though he’s going to be a key feature under Ronny Deila this season, as he looks to kick-start his form following scattered progress due to injury.

Adam is clear over the impact he feels Forrest can have at Celtic and what he thinks the midfielder is capable of at the moment.

“I like James, he’s a very good player, I’ve played for Scotland with him. He’s been hampered with injuries, but there aren’t many better when he gets the ball and he’s in full flow, running at players and he can cause a lot of trouble,” he told talkSPORT.

“The end product is the key for him at the moment and he can probably be a little bit better with that.”

Consistency the key

If Forrest has aspirations to play in all domestic competitions as well as the Europa League, he needs to be consistent.

It’s important that he’s not too downhearted following the club’s exit from the Champions League at the hands of Malmo, because Celtic have a large squad and he’ll lose his place if he underperforms.

What he does have going for him is that he can provide some width to the team, giving them something different if a narrow formation isn’t working.

That should see him getting chances frequently and then it’s all down to the player to ensure he takes them.

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