Celtic left-back Greg Taylor continued to impressed supporters on Sunday after his performance away to Ross County in the Scottish Premiership.
Neil Lennon’s travelling Hoops secured a crucial 4-1 win that maintains our position at the top of the table.
Since joining from Kilmarnock in the summer transfer window, Taylor has been very much on the fringes of the Celtic squad. The manager has preferred to use Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes ahead of him.
However, injuries to both ensured that he started our last two fixtures and he’s hit the ground running to take his big opportunity.
Unfortunately for the player though he would be able to play in the Scottish League Cup final against Rangers on Sunday as he is cup-tied. He played for Killie against Hamilton in the competition prior to his move to Celtic.
Bolingoli remains a doubt for the fixture but Hayes “should be fine”, Lennon told reporters yesterday (The Scottish Sun).
Given his current contributions, the manager likely would have found it difficult to drop Taylor for the fixture had he been eligible.
Presumably, he’ll play against Accies at Celtic Park on Wednesday, but after that may have to remain patient for another opportunity, with Bolingoli not far away from fitness.
The defender opened up on his inability to play against Rangers prior to Sunday’s match, telling The Daily Record: “It’s one of those rules I’d hope they will change. I don’t know why there’s one rule for Europe – where I played in a Europa League qualifier for Killie but can still play in the groups with Celtic – and another for domestic competitions.
“Unfortunately, it’s not me who makes the decisions. When I signed for Celtic, I assumed I wouldn’t be eligible for their European ties.”
Still, he can be happy with what he’s shown over the last week.
These fans have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts on his performances…
Really impressed with Greg Taylor today, just getting better and better every week.
— Callum-Bolingoli (@callumblair) December 1, 2019
I like Greg Taylor a lot. Always like him in the games I seen him at Kilmarnock. I think he’s only going to get better as well. His jersey to lose IMO
— Michael Mclean (@mikeymclean1987) December 1, 2019
I really like Greg Taylor. He looks excellent.
— Jack Thaler (@E_JackThaler) December 1, 2019
Greg Taylor & Mikey Johnstone could link up down that left-hand side for the next 10 years. I'd bring back Euan Henderson from his loan deal if possible cos he isn't going to learn much about football there.
— Kev (@kev_b_) December 1, 2019
Greg Taylor looking better each game
— Greg maclachlan (@Gregmaclachlan1) December 1, 2019
Btw been well impressed way Greg Taylor. Looked solid every time he’s played. Took everything in his stride
— Aidan (@aidanarr_67) December 1, 2019
thought greg taylor had a cracking game
— christopher mcmenemy (@chrissy872) December 2, 2019
Shout to Greg Taylor proper player there
— Gearóid Galavan (@ggalavan) December 1, 2019