The Celtic player who is constantly asking coaches to do extra training work

By John McGinley

May 27, 2022

Former Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark has heavily praised Celtic defender Greg Taylor in the media today, suggesting he is one of the most hard-working players he’s ever come across.

Taylor has had ups and downs in a Celtic shirt since joining from the Ayrshire side, but the 2021/22 season was undoubtedly the best of his career.

He’s become a crucial part of Ange Postecoglou’s team and squad. For Clark, it’s no surprise. He has no doubt that Taylor has been absolutely relentless in his pursuit of Celtic progress.

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The Al-Merrikh boss told The Daily Record: “The one thing he has is that real Scottish mentality – he never gives up. All that type of stuff, the criticism or doubts, that just makes him get on the training pitch and work even harder to achieve even more.

“I’ve seen it. He’s one of those players you need to drag off the training ground. He always wants to improve. He’s constantly asking managers and coaches to stay out and do extra work. I’ve got no doubt he’s been doing that. Even when it’s going well, he doesn’t rest on laurels. When things go against him, he sees it as a challenge.

“He’s passed every test with flying colours. He was out the team injured and got back in, even with lots of competition. Greg’s played a major part in the positive turnaround at Celtic. I can’t speak highly enough. He’s a Scotland international and everything he gets is well deserved.”

Greg Taylor won’t shy away from Celtic competition next season

One of the heavily predicted positions to be strengthened in the summer is at left-back, where Taylor has been the go-to choice for Ange Postecoglou throughout his reign as manager.

There’s no direct, proven competition in that area and it looks like Taylor will get some in short order.

That’s not a challenge he’ll shy away from, especially now that he’s tasted what it means to be an important part of a title-winning team.

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He’ll be working harder than ever to force his way into Postecoglou’s plans and that should help create the environment we need at Lennoxtown for Celtic to succeed.

Exciting times are ahead at left-back!

In other news, Report: Celtic tracking situation of Welsh international Tom Lawrence; potential bargain.