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Celtic can handle pressure of title race, says Forrest

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Celtic winger James Forrest is confident they can regain top spot in the Scottish Premiership after trailing rivals Rangers and Kilmarnock.

Celtic dropped to third place in the table after losing 2-0 away at Hibernian, while Rangers and Kilmarnock both won last weekend.

The Scottish Champions, however, have a game in hand and the opportunity to close the gap.

“We have done it before,” Forrest told Sky Sports.

“It shows a different mentality – when you are top of the league, that you can stay there, and if you go a few points behind, you can get back.

“We have shown a lot of character before and we are definitely going to need to show that again.

“First and foremost we focus on ourselves. We go into every game being confident about ourselves.

“We know the ability we have got in our squad and we need to make sure we keep showing that and obviously show that more in the games to come.”