The Celtic fans have been sending their best to Greg Taylor after a mysterious moment on the Ross County turf last night.
Neil Lennon’s side suffered a shock 1-0 loss at the Globan Energy Stadium to fall 18 points behind Rangers. As things stand, the title will officially be over in just three games’ time. It’s only February.
However, there was one incident that was overlooked last night. Buried deep down the priority talking points after Lennon’s latest calamity.
Taylor looked in some discomfort despite having no opposition player near him. The Celtic left-back fell to the deck in real pain as he held his ankle. Moments later he was hobbling off for Diego Laxalt and this all came after only nine minutes.
The manager has yet to reveal what actually happened to the Scotland international. As of yet, we’re totally in the dark regarding both the nature and severity of the injury. Taylor was later spotted by Sky Sports cameras looking at his phone. Here’s hoping he was only checking the AC Milan score…
Celtic injury a gutter for Greg Taylor; Hoops struggled against Ross County afterward
In Taylor’s place, Diego Laxalt came onto the pitch and was extremely involved in the game. He continued to find space down the left flank and was given plenty of crossing opportunities. However, his delivery was poor all night, and we failed to even create a chance from them.
That’s something you notice when Taylor is missing from the left-back spot. His deliveries into the penalty area had resulted in a couple of goals throughout Celtic’s 5-game winning run.
He’s been a constant for Neil Lennon since the Dubai debacle. Last night was his ninth consecutive start for the club as he’s managed to nail down that left-back spot as his own.
But now it looks like we could see another renaissance for Laxalt, who’ll need to provide performances far better than what he gave last night.
Regardless, the Hoops supporters were left gutted with Taylor’s knock just as he threatened to go on a run of form:
We’ve been critical of Greg Taylor this season but he’s really came onto a game since the turn of the year. Feel for him.
— The Cynic (@90MinuteCynic) February 21, 2021
Aw Greg Taylor, just as he was coming into a game.
— Kathryn White (@RealKaffo) February 21, 2021
Gutter for Greg Taylor. Been superb lately, big blow
— Jed Marr 🍀 (@jed_marr) February 21, 2021
That's a real shame for Greg Taylor that. Felt like he was just starting to win over a few doubters.
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@GrandAuldPod) February 21, 2021
Feel bad for Taylor tbh, he’s been brilliant the last 6 or 7 games, hope it’s not a serious injury
— Lenn💫n (@_Lennon1967) February 21, 2021
Gutted for Greg Taylor. The boy has worked his socks off every chance he’s had.
I know he has his detractors but I like him as a player.
He’s like a slightly slower, much fresher-faced Jonny Hayes.
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) February 21, 2021
Just when Greg Taylor was starting to look like a Celtic player.
Feel for him, hopefully not too serious. 🤞🙏
— Tom Green (@TomGreen9inarow) February 21, 2021
The tiny decent things that are happening this season just fall apart, Taylor has been playing well lately and will be important next season hopefully nothing serious 🍀 https://t.co/K7Hlv95wOn
— Sean Berry 🇮🇪🍀 (@berrier7) February 21, 2021
He pulled up in the 1st minute after crossing the ball, no one near him, doesn’t fill me with optimism in the coaching staff warm up ritual 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬💚💚, hope that Greg is OK
— Peter T (@pedro_themod) February 21, 2021