It is fair to say that Greg Taylor hasn’t had the best start to his Celtic career. He has only played one game for the Hoops since joining the club from Kilmarnock on transfer deadline day.

At the moment it could be argued that he is third choice left-back behind Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes. That is a situation few could have predicted when he joined Celtic. However, a recent development should give the player plenty of encouragement.

Played key role in victory

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Taylor was selected by Scotland boss Steve Clarke to start for the national team in Saturday’s match against Cyprus. He played a key role in the game, providing the assist for John McGinn’s winning goal in Scotland’s 2-1 victory.


Taylor played the entire 90 minutes for Scotland, which is another boost for the player. Neil Lennon would have been pleased to see that the player is still in good form despite his lack of game time for Celtic. Perhaps that is an indication that Taylor will be dependable when called upon by Celtic.

Steve Clarke also has kept faith in the player despite his lack of playing time, which can only be a good thing for Taylor.

May well start for national side in next game

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It will be interesting to see if Taylor gets the nod to start for Scotland again when the national team takes on Kazakhstan on Tuesday night. Normally Neil Lennon might not be keen for his players to feature for the national side when so many big Celtic games are on the horizon.

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However, that might not be the case with Taylor. More game time can only be good for the player, as he finds his way to the Celtic first-team currently blocked.

There is no doubt that Taylor’s time will eventually come at Celtic Park. He will get a run of games at some stage in the future. For the moment though, he must take encouragement from his performance for the national side.

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