Forrest insists Celtic have the ‘character’ to regain top spot from Rangers

Celtic’s James Forrest insists the Hoops have the ‘character’ to return to the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Hibernian sees Brendan Rodgers side currently sit in third behind Kilmarnock and leaders Rangers, but with games in hand on the side’s above them Forrest is confident the champions can soon return to top spot.

“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.”

“Even last year compared to the manager’s first year, the league improved,”

“You can obviously see with the league table, it’s improved again. Everyone is strengthening their squad and making it hard.

“We are going to really need to be at our best in the next few games to try and get to the top of the table.

“It’s not nice losing, and the way we conceded the goals on Sunday, it’s good that we have a game coming so quickly that we can get back to winning ways.”

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