“You would hate for him to lose his place in the team over something like that,” Taylor on Ajeti’s Appeal

Albian Ajeti will find out today whether he’s to face an SFA ban for having his foot pulled from under him at Rugby Park last week to force Kevin Clancy to reach the conclusion that he’d have to award Celtic a penalty kick. While the slow motion. close up video footage clearly shows contact few would be surprised if the decision today is to throw out Celtic’s appeal and uphold the suspension of the Albanian born Swiss striker.

His teammate Greg Taylor, speaking after Celtic’s 2-1 home win over Motherwell on Saturday, reckons that this would be harsh. “You would hate for him to lose his place in the team over something like that,” the Celtic left-back told the Mainstream Media as reported by Herald Scotland.

“It is outwith his hands and it is outwith my hands, certainly. The verdict will be made on Monday and, hopefully for the team and for Albie, it is a positive one.

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“Everyone supports everyone. There is a tight knit bunch, we win as a team and lose as one.

“Albian has done well since he has come back into the side. He scored during the week at Kilmarnock and was probably a little bit unlucky with a couple of opportunities against Motherwell.

“As long as he keeps putting in the work he has done in the last couple of games, then the goals are going to keep coming for him.”

Next up for Celtic – with or without Albian Ajeti in the side is the short trip down the M8 to face St Mirren in Paisley and the chance to avenge the 2-1 defeat to the Saints at Celtic Park last weekend. “That’s certainly safe to say,” Taylor stated. “It was a disappointing result and more a disappointing performance against St Mirren at home.

“It’s just another game and looking for another three points, but it is certainly in the back of your mind when it is so close.”

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