The time is now for Greg Taylor to fully begin his Celtic story.
The former Kilmarnock man has endured a bit of a frustrating start to life in Glasgow, making just one appearance under Neil Lennon thus far. Taylor has had to play second-fiddle to Boli Bolingoli in his early days, and Jonny Hayes more latterly – with the Irishman preferred for our dramatic win away to Lazio.
Being left out of such an important game can’t have been easy for Taylor but he didn’t show any signs of frustration during the international break with Scotland. Handed an unlikely opportunity after Andy Robertson’s withdrawal, Taylor played every minute of both wins over Cyprus and Kazakhstan, and excelled as the matches went on.
NL: “Greg Taylor’s had a couple of international games and he’s come back bouncing. Bitton too. Those games will benefit him.” #CELLIV
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 22, 2019
He’s now a lot more up to speed that he was before the break – and Celtic should benefit as a result.
Taylor has had to wait for his Celtic opportunity
It’s unclear just yet whether Bolingoli will be around for the visit of Livingston this weekend. The Belgian missed our last couple of games prior to the break after going off at half-time in the cup win over Hibernian.
His loss wasn’t detrimental to the side as we earned a famous win in Rome and also took care of Motherwell three days later.
Hayes impressed in both of those encounters. Yet you still feel that Taylor is the better option for the future. After shelling out a reported £2.2million (Daily Mail) less than three months ago, it’s perhaps surprising that Taylor hasn’t featured more than once.
Neil Lennon is often a fan of making new recruits wait for their chance – just look at Christopher Jullien and Marian Shved – but hopefully now a fresh Celtic career can get properly underway.