The Celtic winger is playing some of the best football of his career under Brendan Rodgers, and managed to score an impressive four goals in the first-half of the Hoops’ win away at St Johnstone on Sunday.
That brought Forrest’s goal tally for the season to six, which isn’t too shabby for a right-winger, but it appears his outstanding form hasn’t been enough to persuade Alex McLeish to start him in Haifa, with Kilmarnock’s Stephen O’Donnell chosen to start on the right-hand side.
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) October 11, 2018
When the team was announced on social media earlier this evening, there were plenty of fans who were a little bemused by the decision to omit Forrest:
Scotland are a complete joke. James Forrest is on fire and McLeish picks a Kilmarnock full back instead 😳 https://t.co/RvJXDb7YwC
— Kevin Hamilton (@kevhamilt0n) October 11, 2018
No James Forrest, embarrassing man🖕🏻 https://t.co/j2aT741Bx2
— Aidan🇧🇸 (@Aidank67) October 11, 2018
Canny believe Jimbo Forrest hasn’t got a start again man https://t.co/GrvqgnSpHz
— Scott Crowe (@ScottC202) October 11, 2018
Wow, no James Forrest. McKenna needs to be in there ahead of mulgrew as well. Armstrong surely in ahead of that dud McDonald aswell? https://t.co/A9MBFTlf6w
— Ben Hastie (@benhastie45x) October 11, 2018
James Forrest scores four goals at the weekend and doesnt get a start 😂
— Gav🏴 (@_Gavlaaa) October 11, 2018
Hard to complain with that tbh, maybe only Forrest for Sod https://t.co/Fg3MZgIVOs
— JoeBhoy16 (@joe_mcquillan) October 11, 2018
How does James Forrest not start for Scotland? 🤔🤔
— Jack Quinn (@JackQuinn323) October 11, 2018
What do you think of the team, and should Forrest be starting?