Scotland & Celtic player James Forrest is the UEFA Nations League most lethal finisher


Scotland winger James Forrest is the UEFA Nations League’s most lethal finisher after notching five goals from three group games.

The Celtic player added to Saturday’s brace in the 4-0 thrashing of Albania with a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over Israel at Hampden as Alex McLeish’s side finished top of Group 1 in League C.

Serbia and Fulham marksman Aleksandar Mitrovic actually scored six goals but he played in six games and Forrest’s strikes came at a rate of every 41 minutes in a total of 203 minutes of action, whereas Mitrovic’s came every 89 minutes.

Forrest also registered a shot on target percentage of 71, with his five goals coming from a total of seven efforts.

Armenia’s Yura Movsisyan, Swizterlan’s Haris Seferovic and Stanislav Dragun of Belarus also scored five goals but all three played more minutes than Forrest.