Greg Taylor admits he is enjoying 'bizarre' new role in Celtic squad

By Lewis Laird

May 20, 2022

Celtic full-back Greg Taylor hasn’t spent too much time at Parkhead, having joined in the summer of 2019.

However, with the incredible turnaround of players in the last few years, the former Kilmarnock man is now seen as one of the ‘older’ faces in the side.

Some Celtic fans and those within the dressing room would already class Taylor as one of the more experienced players currently at the club.

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However, at just 24-years old, the Scotland internationalist still has some learning to do in the game, which he has done under Ange Postecoglou this season.

That hasn’t stopped Taylor from embracing his newfound role, though, as the Celtic defender admitted he was enjoying the responsibility that comes with that.

He said [The Scotsman]: “I’m 24 years old, and I’m classed as the old guard, so it is a bit bizarre.

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“But I think it is a pressure and a responsibility that I have enjoyed this year, being looked at as one of the more senior players. Hopefully, I can continue to do that – try to help the others and try to improve myself.

“I think I have had a successful season personally, but that only becomes possible with the collective – everyone playing their small part in the team.

“If you all do that, then you normally get decent success, and I think we have done that this year. Whether it is the goalie, full-backs, midfielders – everyone has played their part, and that is the reason that we have been successful together.

“It has been a new way of playing [for me], but it has been one I’ve enjoyed learning. I continue to try and learn from it because we know as a team we are not the finished article yet. We are a good team, but we want to become a great one. The hope is that over the next few months, we can do that.”

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Taylor has had a lot of learning to do this season.

Taylor is one of many players in this Celtic team, who have had a lot of learning to do within a short space of time since Postecoglou’s arrival.

Not only in how to become a key member of the Celtic dressing room but also continuing to take on board what the manager whats from him on the park too.

After a sticky start to the season due to injury, Taylor has come on leaps and bounds and had his best season in a Celtic strip last campaign.

Now, the left-back will be looking to kick on in an attempt to nail down that full-back slot once again, which he is likely to have competition for.

In other news, Marc Crosas tells Celtic to sign Europa League winner.