Celtic left-back Greg Taylor is certainly in an interesting situation at the moment. The 23-year-old is currently part of the Scotland squad. He was seen celebrating in style with the rest of the squad after the national team clinched a place at Euro 2020 after the penalty shoot-out win over Serbia.
Taylor didn’t play in the game, but he must still be a favourite of Steve Clarke as he is still getting selected for the squad even though he is no longer first-choice at Celtic.
Not first-choice for club or country
Indeed, it has to be said that Taylor isn’t first-choice for Scotland either. Andy Robertson will always be the main left-back, with Kieran Tierney also an option as well. However, Clarke knows what Taylor can do as they were both at Kilmarnock together.
Scotland qualifying for Euro 2020 is bound to affect the players eligible to get into the squad in many ways. Those not guaranteed a place in the squad will be busting a gut to make sure they are noticed. Other players will be trying to catch Clarke’s eye to get into the squad. Playing regular football will be a bonus when it comes to that.
That brings us to Taylor’s current situation at Celtic. Even though he is currently in the Scotland squad, there is no guarantee that will continue whilst he struggles for game time at Celtic.
Replaced in side by recent arrival
At the moment he is firmly second-choice left-back behind Diego Laxalt, who has enjoyed a brilliant start to life in Glasgow. Therefore, Taylor looks set to have a big decision ahead of him in January.
He will have to decide if to battle it out with Laxalt for a first-team place at Celtic, or maybe move on loan to get the regular football that will all but guarantee his place in the Scotland squad.
Obviously Neil Lennon would want the player to stay at Celtic and fight for his place. However, Taylor might decide that a temporary exit could suit his situation better. It is something to perhaps keep an eye on in the January transfer window.