JAUNTY James Forrest set Hampden alight last night with a wonderful hat-trick as Scotland overwhelmed Israel 3-2 in a thrilling and dramatic UEFA Nations League encounter.

The Celtic winger sizzled in the drizzle as he took his tally to five international goals in two games following his double in the 4-0 victory over Albania at the weekend.

Amazingly, the touchline terror had gone 24 matches without netting for his country – and now he has shot up in the scoring charts in a couple of outings.

Scotzine snapper Geo was at the national stadium to capture the 27-year-old Hoops star’s evening to remember.

ONE…James Forrest flashes the first into the Israeli net to make it 1-1.

TWO…it’s that man Forrest again as he nets just before the turnaround.

THREE…Forrest’s on fire as he completes his hat-trick.

OUR HERO…Forrest is mobbed by delighted team-mates.

OLD FRIENDS’ ACT…ex-Celtic pal Beram Kayal congratulates Forrest at the end.

HAMPDEN HAT-TRICK HERO…a delighted James Forrest with the match ball at full-time. Pics: Geo.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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