Greg Taylor hopes to be as successful as a former Celtic captain

By John Reid

September 3, 2019

Greg Taylor has named the Celtic player he would like to emulate in his time at Celtic Park. The player is Jackie McNamara, who is Taylor’s agent and enjoyed a hugely successful 10 years with the Hoops.

“I have the perfect mentor in Jackie. He has played in a lot of big games in his career” Taylor said, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

“Stand me in good stead”

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“If I can listen to him it will stand me in good stead. He was showing me where he lifted the trophies too. Jackie showed what you can achieve – absolutely. It is about taking your opportunity when you get it.”

Taylor, who finally joined the Hoops on transfer deadline day from Kilmarnock after a protracted transfer, will be doing well to have the Celtic career McNamara had.

Mentor won a host of trophies for the Hoops

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The former Celtic left-back captained the Hoops and won a host of trophies in his decade with the club. He was part of the Celtic side which won the club’s first domestic treble in 32 years in 2001 and was also part of ‘the Bhoys from Seville’ who reached the 2003 UEFA Cup Final.

Taylor will be focussing on getting into the Celtic first-team before anything. He could find it tough at first to break into a side which has a 100% league record.

However, it seems likely that he will be mainstay of the Celtic side by the end of this season and for many years to come.

Just like his mentor Jackie McNamara was.