Celtic's Greg Taylor refusing to take nine in a row for granted

By John Reid

February 13, 2020

Celtic’s 5-0 win over Hearts on Wednesday night coupled with Rangers’ 2-1 loss to Kilmarnock has given the Hoops what looks to be an unassailable 10 point lead at the top of the Premiership table, but as quoted by Celtic’s Twitter account, Greg Taylor isn’t taking anything for granted.

The Hoops left-back is only concentrating on one game at a time, starting with Sunday’s trip to Aberdeen.

“Focus on the next game”

There’s a long way to go. It’s only February so all we can do is focus on the next game. If we keep doing that and keep performing, it will take care of itself” Taylor said.

You have to imagine that Taylor is only speaking what manager Neil Lennon is thinking about the situation. The Hoops boss won’t be contemplating nine in a row, and he will want his players only to be focused on the game ahead.

Greg Taylor (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There might be some Celtic fans who think that the league is all but won. After all, the Hoops have won the last eight titles in a row, and even if Rangers win their game in hand the lead at the top of the league will still be seven points.

Hoops still have 12 games to play

Still, that won’t be the way that anyone connected with Celtic is thinking. As Taylor points out it is only February. There is still a long way to go, 12 games for the Hoops to be exact.

Greg Taylor celebrates a Celtic goal (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

It is better to take one game at a time, as Celtic are doing, then to start planning the nine in a row parties. That can happen in good time.

For now, it is all about getting three points at Pittodrie on Sunday.