James Forrest can become Scotland's answer to Gareth Bale insists Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs reckons Celtic star James Forrest could be Scotland’s answer to Gareth Bale.
The Wales boss watched the Parkhead ace demolish Albania and Israel with five stunning goals and he believes the Tartan Army finally have the talisman they’ve craved.
Giggs has a sensational trump card with Real Madrid game changer Bale but he believes Forrest might be the man Scotland can call on to fire the nation back to the big time.
The Manchester United legend said: “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.
“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.”
Giggs studied Scotland’s 4-0 win in Shkoder before his Wales side went down to the Albanians in a friendly three days later.
The Welsh have been a scourge to Scotland in recent years and the home nations could be drawn together in this weekend’s draw for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Giggs said: “International football goes through cycles.
“In Alex McLeish Scotland have an experienced manager. It’s never easy in international football and if we end up in a group with Scotland we know it would be tough.”