If you think back to last season, or indeed the last few seasons, it was a crisis for Celtic if there was an injury in the left-back area.

If Kieran Tierney ever got injured and missed a game, the Hoops were severely weakened in that area of the pitch, and often the team suffered as a result.

However, it is all change this season. Thanks to some good work in the transfer market, the Hoops can now deal with any injuries in the left-back area.


There is now competition in left-back slot

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The signings of Boli Bolingoli and Greg Taylor will give the Hoops what they have no doubt been looking for, for a long time – competition in the left-back slot.

Neil Lennon recently revealed on Twitter that Bolingoli will miss Sunday’s game against Kilmarnock.

He also revealed that Greg Taylor could be in line to make his first Celtic appearance against his former side.

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When one player is injured, another player comes in to take his position. It seems simple, but it hasn’t always been the case in recent times at Celtic Park.

The Hoops have found it difficult to sign full-backs who have done the job for the club. Hopefully that looks to have changed this season.

New arrival may get chance against former club

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Bolingoli has started his Celtic career off reasonably well. Now Taylor looks set to be given the chance to show what he can do for the club.

The two could end up battling for the left-back position at the club for the rest of the season. That can only be a good thing for the Hoops.

At the moment, the position is Bolingoli’s. However, should Taylor play well on his debut, then he could be the man to take possession of the jersey.

It is a good situation for Celtic to be in, and it makes a change from the left-back situation of recent seasons.

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