Forrest - Win it for Lennon

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Forrest: Keen to help win the cup for Lennon

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Celtic youngster James Forrest hopes the club lifts the Scottish Cup on Saturday as a gesture for manager Neil Lennon.

It has been a turbulent season for Lennon off the field having been sent parcel bombs, while he was attacked last week at Tynecastle.

The Scottish Cup is the club's last chance of silverware this term after losing both the Co-operative Insurance Cup and SPL title to Rangers.

Forrest was handed his debut by the Northern Irish boss and he believes every player wants to beat Motherwell on Saturday for Lennon.


"You don't like anybody to go through what he's been through but he has dealt with it brilliantly," said Forrest. "All the players want to win it for him.

"The gaffer gave me my debut last season and he has shown faith in me to play me this year. If it wasn't for him, I don't know where I would be now.

"It's the same with all the boys in the team - everybody is 100 per cent behind him.

"Everybody wants to see him get the job. Hopefully he stays on, that's what we all want."