It’s strange to think that it’s only October, yet we’ve seen a Summer signing go from total ridicule and a potential write-off already, to a bit of a cult hero who looks settled in the side.
When Greg Taylor joined from Kilmarnock a lot of fans thought he would slot straight into the team ahead of Boli Bolingoli, but niggling injuries and an upturn in fortunes for the Belgian has seen Taylor sidelined so far.
He might go on to prove a more solid and reliable option than Bolingoli, but he isn’t as quick and represents a more “safe” option. One of his former teammates has still suggested he will be a big hit at Celtic Park.
Gordon Greer gave an interview with The Daily Record where he mostly talked about Taylor. Admittedly it would be incredible if he said anything negative about his former teammate, but it’s still some positive words to hear.
Speaking about Taylor, Greer said: “He works hard and has determination – but he also has ability. I think it will suit him at Celtic. Will all due respect to Kilmarnock, we were a good side, but he will be training and playing with better players. Greg will have more of the ball and be able to get forward more. It’ll help him kick on.”
The real issue for Taylor is actually getting a chance in the team. Bolingoli’s pace is a fantastic asset to have on the counter attack, so it might be a case where Taylor plays in league games while the Belgian gets used more in Europe.
Certainly many thought that Neil Lennon would look to Taylor as a plastic pitch specialist – having played at Kilmarnock – in the recent matches at Hamilton (1-0 win) and Livingston (2-0 defeat), but there was no sign of the summer signing.
At this point it’s all just talk. Taylor needs to impress when he gets to play if he wants to keep that spot, so it will be interesting to see how he fits in when he does eventually get that chance.