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posted by Morning Star in Sport

BRENDAN RODGERS saluted “brilliant” James Forrest who reached double figures in goals for the first time at Celtic with a brace in the 5-1 win over Motherwell on Saturday.

Odsonne Edouard, the 19-year-old striker on loan from Paris St Germain, captured the headlines in a Premiership rout with a stunning hat-trick in what was only his third start for the Hoops.

Forrest came on as part of a double substitution along with Callum McGregor in the 67th minute after Well replacement Elliott Frear had pulled a goal back.

The 26-year-old Scotland winger, who came through the youth ranks at the Parkhead club, helped himself to a double to take his goals tally so far to 10 as Celtic extended their unbeaten domestic run to 67 games.

“It has been a joy to see him grow and develop in my time here,” Rodgers said.

He also praised the “complete” performance by Edouard and of having an option to sign him when his loan finishes next summer.




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