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Forrest out of Olympic contention

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Forrest out of Olympic contention (©GettyImages)
Forrest out of Olympic contention (©GettyImages).

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has told Team GB coach Stuart Pearce that James Forrest will not be available for the Olympics.

Scotland winger Forrest, who remained on Pearce's shortened list of contenders, missed the last two months of the season with a calf injury and Lennon says he will not be fit enough to go to the Games. The 20-year-old has previously said he would rather play for Celtic in the Champions League qualifiers, which clash with the Olympic tournament.

Speaking to STV, Lennon outlined that he did not expect to lose players for the tournament. He said: "Certainly not the British players, we've spoken with Stuart on that. James Forrest will not be going because he's been injured. Stuart's aware of that. He was in his thoughts but the fact that he's been out for so long probably rules him out."

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