Celtic’s bid to sign Greg Taylor was certainly a long and protracted one. After what seemed like weeks of speculation, the player finally joined the Hoops from Kilmarnock on the last day of the transfer window.
The move for Taylor was one that has been broadly welcomed by the Hoops support. He was very consistent at left-back for the Rugby Park club.
There is now one question that has to be asked about Taylor as his first month at Celtic comes to an end. That is – when will the player make his Celtic debut?
Unfortunate not to feature so far
He has been a tad unfortunate not to feature for the Hoops so far, to be honest. Boli Bolingoli, the current first-choice left-back, has been in good form recently for Celtic.
Therefore, Neil Lennon has had no reason to drop the player from the starting line-up. On the rare occasion that Bolingoli hasn’t played, Jonny Hayes has replaced him, firstly against Rennes, then against Partick Thistle.
If Christopher Jullien hadn’t got injured in the recent win over Kilmarnock Taylor could have made his debut, but manager Neil Lennon was forced into a reshuffle to replace the centre-back. Also, had he not been cup-tied for the Betfred Cup he could have made his debut against Partick Thistle.
Will be a key player for the Hoops
Taylor’s lack of game time for the Hoops so far is just one of those quirks that sometimes happens in football. There is no doubt that in this season and in seasons to come, he will be a key player for the Hoops.
However, he will be desperate to make his debut for the Hoops as soon as possible. Could that happen against Hibs on Saturday? Possibly. With the Hoops facing three games in eight days, Neil Lennon could look to rotate his squad.
That could mean Taylor makes his Hoops debut in place of Bolingoli. Hopefully his debut is a game to remember, and the first of many appearances for the Hoops.