Greg Taylor pays tribute to "most vocal" member of Celtic dressing room
Celtic defender Greg Taylor has praised fellow teammate Callum McGregor after a successful first season as captain of the club.
The 28-year old stepped in to fill the boots of legendary skipper Scott Brown, which would have been a difficult role for any player to fill.
However, the academy graduate impressed many in Scottish Football with his leadership skills, leading his side to a league and cup double in 2021/22.
On the pitch, McGregor has shown his qualities as a leader within this Celtic team, and according to Taylor, he has done just that within the Parkhead dressing room too.
But, he isn’t alone as the Celtic captain, as his fellow Hoops and Scotland teammate provided some insight into the inner workings of the dressing room.
Taylor insisted that McGregor is the most vocal on the pitch, but equally, there are five or six players behind him who help share different responsibilities.
He said [Daily Record]: “I think his [McGregor’s] consistency over the last six or seven years has been pretty remarkable. The number of matches he churns out at a high level is top class.
“We are good friends, and we don’t hide that. But more importantly for the club, he is a top-class player and a top-class captain.
“He is following one of the greatest captains in the club’s history in Broony, and I think he is doing really well.
“He is the most vocal one and the one that leads us on.
“But, equally, there are five or six of us behind him that try to chip away and keep the group in line and keep doing what has brought us success. We will continue to do that.”
It is intriguing to hear from some of the Celtic squad about the inner workings of that Parkhead dressing room.
Within it are some players with experience at the highest level of football, including Joe Hart, who has won English Premiership titles and played in Champions League semi-finals.
So, it is great to see that McGregor has been leaning on the likes of Hart and Taylor for help in leading the side this campaign.
From scenes such as last Saturday’s title celebrations, you can see how closely bonded this Celtic side has become over the last 12 months.
The exciting prospect is that there could be even more to come next season.