It’s still very early in the Celtic career of Greg Taylor, but many members of the Hoops support may be starting to have some doubts over his hopes for the future.

The defender has been a prominent player so far this year, featuring in ten of our 14 matches in 2020.

The Scotland international clearly has a lot of potential at 22 but his recent performances, most notably on Wednesday against Livingston, have left a lot to be desired.


Taylor has had a tough few weeks

Taylor has had a tough few weeks (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Taylor was the first man hauled off by Neil Lennon when we were in need of a comeback in West Lothian, making way for Jeremie Frimpong on the 62nd minute mark.

Taylor risks not being a success at Celtic

The fact Lennon was so quick to take off his summer recruit in our moment of need was pretty telling but hardly surprising given what we needed at that time.

Taylor has already proven himself to be a steady hand defensively. But he seems to lack a lot going forward.

Taylor in action against Copenhagen

Taylor in action against Copenhagen (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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He doesn’t have a yard of pace to sprint away from defenders like fellow left-backs Boli Bolingoli and Jonny Hayes.

His delivery is also badly lacking at times – something that was highlighted by his display at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

It’s far too early to write the defender off, but if the current state of affairs continue, you can’t see it panning out well for him.

The 3-5-2 formation Lennon seems to fancy domestically doesn’t suit Taylor. It relies on creativity from wing-backs.

Lennon has been a fan of 3-5-2 in recent weeks

Lennon has been a fan of 3-5-2 in recent weeks (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Like James Forrest on the other side, there’s an argument that Taylor isn’t even one.

The youngster either has to take his game to a new level, adding more quality and pace in attack, or the formation has to change.

If neither of those things happen then it’s hard to see Taylor succeeding in Glasgow.

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