Celtic’s deadline day signing from Kilmarnock Greg Taylor seems to finally be getting used to life at Celtic Park. He played in the recent 3-1 win over Rennes, which was his second start for the Hoops. He performed well in the game, and the player has outlined his goals for the rest of the season and beyond.
“It’s my ambition to be the first choice” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.
“When you join a club the size of Celtic you don’t go straight into the team, that’s normal. You need to learn the way to play and then build yourself up and work hard in the background and that’s what I’ve been doing.”
Set to start first away game for Hoops?
With Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes both out injured, Taylor looks set to start his first away game for the Hoops against Ross County on Sunday.
That would be another test for the player, but you would expect him to fare well in the match, as he has plenty of experience in the Scottish game.
The only blip that could prevent Taylor from having an unbroken run of games in the Celtic side is that he is cup tied for next Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final against Rangers. That is a truly unfortunate situation for the player, who may have to wait until the end of December for the first taste of the Glasgow derby.
Will need to play well to retain first-team place
However, if Taylor can play well for the Hoops when selected for the first-team, he may well achieve his ambition of becoming Celtic’s first choice left back before the end of the season.
He will have to overcome Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes to achieve that goal. But the player should have confidence in his abilities. Neil Lennon will be pleased to hear that Taylor aims to be first choice at the club. That should be the aim of every player at Celtic Park.