Neil Lennon thinks Greg Taylor's time will come at Celtic

By John McGinley

October 27, 2019

Celtic manager Neil Lennon feels that summer signing Greg Taylor’s time will come in a Hoops shirt, giving the player hope to make his debut sometime soon, The Scottish Sun report.

Taylor signed from Kilmarnock during the recent transfer but has yet to make his debut despite being injury-free.

He’s only the made the matchday squad on one occasion, being named on the bench against his old club in September.

Since then he’s been completely absent. It’s led to questions about his current status.

Lennon though is convinced he’ll be involved at some stage, praising the player’s performance day-to-day at Lennoxtown and suggesting his debut will come sooner rather than later.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Lennon said of the player: “Greg has to be patient. We’ve had a chat with him about it and he knows the situation.

“He hasn’t played yet and it’s difficult for him as Boli Bolingoli has come in and been consistent. Greg has not been kicking down doors or anything like that, he’s been training really well and knows his time will come.

“I understand there’s a need for him to play and he’ll get that opportunity with so many games coming up.”

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Could we see him today?

Boli Bolingoli was substituted off against Lazio on Thursday night.

The Scottish Sun report he’s carrying a knock in the wake of that match, saying that Taylor could even come into the side for today’s trip to Pittodrie.

Only Kristoffer Ajer, Scott Brown and Callum McGregor have played more minutes than Bolingoli this season. Even if not nursing an injury he could do with a rest given then current schedule.

A debut against Aberdeeen in such a big match is a tall order for Taylor, but it’s not as if they’re a mystery to him. Taylor is an accomplished Scottish Premiership performer and knows all about every team in the division.

Going by his latest comments, Lennon also clearly feels that the left-back can play at the level Celtic require going forward.

With his training performance apparently strong, there’s every chance he could fill in for Belgian this lunchtime.