Greg Taylor given plaudits by former Celt star

Greg Taylor’s Celtic career has been praised after a superb turnaround after a string of impressive performances by the former Kilmarnock left-back.

Taylor signed for theRangers in 2008 as an 11-year-old, before being released for being too small and slight.

That will have haunted them last week after Borna Barisic’s horrendous performance under the lights at Paradise.

But with Taylor having joined Kilmarnock, he excelled there before joining Celtic as a 21-year-old for around £2million.

He endured a tough start to life in Glasgow, unable to fit into the role that Bhoy Kieran Tierney excelled in.

But this season finally seems to be his breakthrough – with Scott McDonald praising the left-back for his determination.

I think he’s stood out, he’s performed. Ange has backed him. I remember we were all saying in January that the left-back position was questionable in terms of ‘can Celtic strengthen in that area?’, McDonald told 67HailHail.

Since the break, and even before that, Taylor’s performances have been exemplary. He’s not been put out of place, he’s inverting excellently and he’s linking the play.

The squad itself now is really showing now this strength in depth. It’s coming to the nitty-gritty, we don’t know how the bodies are going to hold up. We know the type of football Ange likes to play. The football is not my worry, it’s just the bodies. But it looks to me they have enough bodies now to cope with it.

Celtic were heavily reliant on Kyogo in the first half of the season. To have this strength in numbers now, and the quality, you’re not sitting there frustrated about injuries.


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  1. Im absolutely delighted for greg he has worked hard and improved his game and his link up play especially with hatate is a joy to watch

  2. Peter Caulfield on

    Taylor is not up to it defensively, gives the ball away too often and I’m yet to see him win a ‘one on one’ contest. If he’s going to become a regular then we will struggle to win the league !