County can expect full force of Celtic winger Forrest’s fire

Ross County's Davis Kellior-Dunn (left) with James Forrest

Celtic winger James Forrest has warned Ross County there will be no let-up as the Hoops look to build on their record-breaking unbeaten run.

Brendan Rodgers’ players broke Celtic’s own 100-year-old of 62 domestic games without defeat by beating St Johnstone 4-0 on their last outing before the international break.

Celtic travel to Dingwall on Saturday to take on the Staggies before a midweek Champions League encounter against Paris St Germain and then the League Cup final against Motherwell.

Forrest says the Hoops are determined to keep the momentum going when they take on Owen Coyle’s side this weekend.

He said: “We got the record in style in the St Johnstone game.

“The manager hasn’t really spoken about it. He takes it one game at a time and that won’t change because it is that approach that has brought us the success we have had so far.

“It was good to get a break at the weekend. I think that has been our first break since pre-season.

“We have been playing two or three games a week but you want to be involved in all the big games.

“It was good to get that rest but now we are back into another tough sche-dule and we want to start by being ready for the Ross County game.

“The season has been tough, both physically and mentally, because we are in right from the start in the Champions League qualifiers. After Ross County, we have a Champions League game and then a cup final. They are big games and we know we will need to pick it up and be at it again.”

Forrest says the tough competition for places at Celtic is bringing out the best in him. He added: “Even when you go away with Scotland it is the same – not just at Celtic. When you go away there are 27 players and there are maybe four, five or six players who can play in your position.

“It is the same at Celtic because we have two or three international players for every position.

“It keeps you motivated because you know if you don’t kick on or be at it then there will be another player to come in. It is more competition for places and it drives people. If you ask everyone they want to play – that is everyone’s attitude because we all want to make sure we are available for every game.

“You always need to be at it in training and to be working hard to give your best chance to play in the games.”

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