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James Forrest comments on Celtic victory

Celtic's Gary MacKay Steven, Scott Brown and James Forrest during training

Celtic thumped Aberdeen 3-0 to lift the League Cup at Hampden.

Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, James Forrest has paid tribute to his "top-class" Celtic team-mates after beating Aberdeen 3-0 to win the League Cup.

Brendan Rodgers's picked up his first trophy as Celtic manager as the Bhoys proved too hot to handle for the Dons at Hampden Park earlier this evening.

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Tom Rogic got the scoring underway on 16 minutes, before Forrest himself added another before the break.

Celtic's James Forrest

From the penalty spot, Moussa Dembele completed the victory on 64 minutes as Celtic picked up the first part of a prospective domestic treble this season.

Celtic were big favourites before kickoff and that is down to how supreme they have looked under Rodgers so far.

The Northern Irishman replaced Ronny Deila in the summer and his side have been head and shoulders above the rest in Scotland - including Rangers, whom they beat en route to Hampden Park last month.

Celtic's James Forrest (R) celebrates scoring their third goal against Aberdeen with Mikael Lustig (L)

And Forrest says that the 43-year-old has been "tremendous" from day one.

"I thought the boys from start to finish were top-class, from the first whistle I thought we were great," he told BBC Radio Scotland.

"The manager has been tremendous with all the boys from day one in pre-season, and to get this trophy in the bag early doors rounds off a great start, and we just want to keep going.

"The faith he’s put in us all, we’ve given him it back today, so we’re delighted."

Celtic's James Forrest in action with Rangers' Lee Hodson

 

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