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McLeish hails ‘amazing’ James Forrest

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Alex Mcleish is full of praise for James Forrest after he scored a hattrick in their 3-2 home win against Israel to help Scotland gain promotion in the UEFA Nations League.

James Forrest has been impressive for Scotland in their Nations League campaign after having scored five goals in his last two games, and manager Alex McLeish lauded the Celtic winger for his amazing contribution.

“Of course special mention must go to James Forrest for his goals. Five goals is quite an incredible return for a winger,” McLeish told Sky Sports after their home win against Israel.

“We spoke to James in the Portugal game and we thought he could get inside and get in those kinds of areas where did some damage against St Johnstone.

“He took the mantle and getting in there as he did on Saturday and coming into the box as he did tonight is amazing, just amazing football.”