Giggs comparison to Gareth Bale, trashes Commons comments on James Forrest

WALES manager Ryan Giggs reckons that Celtic star James Forrest could be Scotland’s answer to Gareth Bale!

The former Manchester United winger knows all about starring at the highest level himself and after Kris Commons last week cast doubt on whether Forrest would be consistent enough to play in the English Premier League – he was shot down by both Chris Sutton and Brendan Rodgers for those comments – Giggs has given an outsiders point of view and he likes what he sees.

In an interview in the Daily Record the Wales boss admits that he has been impressed by Forrest and reckons that the Celtic man is emerging as the talisman that Scotland has been missing in recent times.

“I remember when Forrest came on the scene a few years ago he was billed as the next big thing and he’s clearly talented,” Giggs stated.

“I watched the Albania game and he was great. His goals were really impressive in particular and then he did it again against Israel.

“He can be that player who can make the difference. When you have guys who take players on and make things happen, it just opens up the game completely.

“Gareth does that for us and perhaps Forrest could be the talisman Scotland are looking for.”

When comparisons are starting to be made with Champions League winner Gareth Bale, you start to think that Kris Commons has lost the plot – disappointing for a player who was always a fans favourite at Celtic.

His punditry is fast swallowing up all the goodwill he earned wearing the Hoops.

Sad really.

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Celtic’s League Cup Wins, No.3 – Scotland Shame get Laps of Honour Banned! (Sounds Familiar)…See HERE.

Cup Final Team News: Confirmed! Scott Bain gets the nod for Hampden…See HERE.

Jim Craig – Celtic losing to Raith Rovers on penalties…See HERE.


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