Opinion: Greg Taylor must impress vs Partick Thistle

Kieran Tierney’s departure in the summer left a massive hole at left-back for Celtic. Combine that with the poor form that Boli Bolingoli had showed in his first few weeks at the club, and the Hoops were almost forced to sign Greg Taylor from Kilmarnock in the late stages of the transfer window.

It is safe to say that things have not gone as planned for Taylor since then. Boli Bolingoli’s form improved after those early-season struggles and at times, even Jonny Hayes has appeared to be higher on the pecking order than the Scot. As a result, the left-back has only managed 308 minutes of football this season for the Hoops.

That is a frustrating feeling for any professional footballer and Taylor has admitted that while speaking with The Scottish Sun. The Celtic man said:

“You want to be involved as much as possible.The aim for the next few months is nailing down a place in the team.

“It’s been hard not playing but it’s to be expected at a club like this with more competition.”

Taylor is expected to get a start when the Hoops take on Partick Thistle in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday. And with chances hard to come by, he will know that he has to take this opportunity to impress the boss. Or he risks being left on the bench for the foreseeable future with the Premiership race heating up.

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Sourav Mahanty is a staff reporter on The Celtic Star providing readers with the latest news stories as they break.

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