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Celtic's James Forrest wins SPL young player award

James Forrest with his Clydesdale Bank award
Forrest is Clydesdale Bank Young Player of the Month for August

James Forrest's fine start to the season has resulted in the midfielder being named top young player in the Scottish Premier League during August.

The Celtic 19-year-old received his Clydesdale Bank Young Player of the Month award after breaking into the first team this season.

Forrest made his debut in May and has made six appearances this term.

And, on Tuesday, he helped Scotland's under-21 side qualify for the European Championship play-offs.

Forrest followed that by scoring Celtic's opening goal in a 3-0 win over Hearts in Glasgow.

The delighted midfielder told the Scottish Premier League's website: "It is my first wee run in the team and this is recognition I have done quite well.

"Playing in front of 50,000 at Celtic Park is what it's all about."

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