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James Forrest not thinking about Scotland despite Celtic form



James Forrest insists he has not thought about a potential Scotland recall, despite his triumphant return to the Celtic starting XI.

Forrest scored twice against Dundee in just his fourth start of the season, building on his goal-scoring cameo off the bench against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The 32-year-old has not played for Scotland since 2021, but Steve Clarke is short of options at both wing-back and attacking midfield after recent injuries, with Forrest capable of playing both positions.

“Honestly, I have not thought about it,” Forrest said, when asked about a potential call-up for the Euros.

“I wasn’t in the [Celtic] squad around January and February and I have been buzzing being back in about it. I have managed to get on the scoresheet a few times and come on and helped the team. I just want to keep taking it game by game and help out here.”

Forrest has no other concrete plans for this summer, and would undoubtedly answer the call were it to come.

“Obviously in football, you never book your holidays early anyway, it’s always last minute,” he said

“If you ask any Scottish player, they would want to be involved. I went to the last Euros and it was a great experience, right from the first day of camp to the end. It was really good to be part of.

“But I’m going to just concentrate on the games here.”

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