Celtic full-back Greg Taylor insists he can only do his own best as he was asked about Kieran Tierney during his media conference on Thursday.
Former Killie man Taylor was one of Neil Lennon’s big signings in the summer, but he has had to wait a while to finally get his run of games at Parkhead.
The 22-year-old has now started our last four league matches, and excelled on Wednesday night as he helped assist two of our goals in the 5-0 thumping of Hearts.
Performances like that will soon make many of the Celtic faithful forget about former favourite Tierney.
And it seems like Taylor is keen to forget himself, as he answered the question in typically diplomatic fashion.
“I’ve touched on this before,” the left-back said, as shown on the club’s official YouTube channel.
“Kieran was an outstanding player for this club, and still is (an outstanding player).
“I’m well aware of how good he was. But I can only do what I can do.
“I do my own job, do my own role and contribute to the team as much as I can.
“And hopefully as long as I do my bit and the gaffer’s pleased I’ll stay in the team.”
Taylor is developing into a competent Celtic full-back
You do get the impression that Taylor is improving with every passing minute in a Celtic shirt, and that he still has a way to go.
He seemed a little nervous at the start of last night’s game, truth be told, and was slack to let Liam Boyce ahead of him in the opening few minutes.
But he grew as the game went on, and that’s reflective of his overall Celtic career so far.
The left-back jersey is now very much his, after a period of uncertainty between himself Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes.
If he continues to perform like he did against the Jambos then he will soon be making his own headlines.