Stuart McCall speaks highly of Celtic’s James Forrest

Scotland coach Stuart McCall says that injuries are affecting the growth of Celtic winger James Forrest.

Former Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told The Scottish Sun that injuries are stopping Celtic winger James Forrest from becoming a top player.

Forrest has been on the books of Scottish Premiership giants Celtic his entire career so far, but he has often suffered with injuries.

The Scotland international suffered his latest setback on Sunday afternoon, when he picked up a hamstring strain during the Scottish Premiership game against Ross County away from home at the Global Energy Stadium.

Scotland coach McCall has bemoaned the 24-year-old's injury problems, and has said that he would be a top player if he remained fit.

“It’s been on and off probably for about the last three years for James,” the Scotsman told The Scottish Sun.

“From a Scotland point of view we want him to play as many games as he can. Even on Sunday in the last five or ten minutes Celtic had made three subs and he had to come off.

“It’s something that’s really stopping James from being a really top player. He needs a consistent run of games.”

Celtic won 4-1 against County on Sunday afternoon and remain on course to winning the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Ronny Deila’s side are at the top of the league table at the moment with 35 points from 14 matches, six points clear of second-place Hearts.

The Bhoys will face Kilmarnock at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership after the two-week international break.

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