“I’ve loved every minute of it”, says Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor made it two goals in two games against Livingston on Sunday after his winner at Tyncastle. The player has been in red-hot form of late and the supporters are really beginning to show their affection for the Scotland international. Not only a goal, but an assist on the day too, as he set-up his teammate Kyogo Furuhashi for the opener has highlighted the importance of Taylor to this side.

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After a quiet start to life at Celtic Park, Taylor has improved emphatically due to the guidance and support of Ange Postecoglou. The Greek-Aussie has been a revelation since arriving and has brought a way of playing that has truly transformed the club and with it, some of the players who were here beforehand.

Taylor is one such individual.

Marking his recent displays with a couple of goals has been the cherry on top, as he hit 100 appearances at The Toni Macaroni on Sunday afternoon. Speaking to Celtic TV after the match, a delighted Taylor said: “It’s a big achievement for myself to play 100 games for this club and I’ve loved every minute of it. To top it off with a goal was nice.

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“You always aim to have success where ever you go and it probably took me a bit of time to have that status of playing regularly. Now, I have a manager who really trusts me and has a philosophy that suits my game and it’s one that I really enjoy playing in. I’m grateful to him, he’s the one that gives us the opportunities and then it’s just about taking them. It’s going well as a team and we’ve been strong with our league form. It’s a tough place historically for us and I thought it was a real professional performance from the lads.

“It’s a difficuly place to come, it’s a short pitch and they can throw it in your box from distance and as a defence we dealt with it well. You can only do that if the guys at the top end of the pitch are putting real pressure and they done that throughout. It was a real team collective to get the clean sheet and win and we move on to a big game on Wednesday.”

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Despite the dead rubber tag which will be placed upon the final fixture of our Champions League venture, centurion Taylor is still aiming to test himself against the might of the Bernabèu. He added: I wish there were more consequence on the game because we wanted to progress. But it’s one of the biggest stadiums in the world, against one of the biggest teams in the world and that’s where we want to be to test ourselves, so I’m looking forward to Wednesday now.”

Watch Greg Taylor give his thoughts post-match on Sunday at Livingston…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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  1. Great goal he scored, and improving as a player all the time. Bernabei has looked sharp and similarly improving, so it should be an interesting tussle between the two for position.

    It might be a meaningless game for us in the respect that every other team in our group is playing for points and position, whereas we’ve only got pride left to play for, but I’m still looking forward to this Madrid game to see how we look at almost full strength with all the lessons we’ve learned implemented into our game for one last crack at a giant before the European curtain falls for another season