GREG TAYLOR has shown the correct attitude over the past few months while he’s not been playing for Celtic. The left-back has got his head down and made sure he keeps himself in contention for a place in the side when the time comes.

On Scotland duty it’s almost impossible for Greg to be among the starting XI with Champions League winner Andy Robertson and former Celtic star Kieran Tierney both vying for the same position as himself.

Taylor started the game against Cyprus with both players out injured during the international week and helped his country to a 2-1 win against Cyprus.

Taylor has only played one game for Celtic thus far but his attitude is first class and it comes across when the defender spoke to RecordSport after the win.

“I think I was probably just eager to impress,” the 22-year-old said. “At my club team certainly you are encouraged to go, go go. Maybe I got a wee bit excited later in the game rather than just managing it, but it was good to get the three points and work with the gaffer again.
“I keep a good base fitness, it’s important to do that regardless if you’re playing or not. I played against St Mirren a couple of weeks back, so it wasn’t all that long ago I played.

“Obviously it’s not been ideal not playing as much as I would have liked, but you have just got to be patient. It’s a massive club I’m at. And I enjoyed my 90 minutes.”

Taylor might be a little more frustrated with Boli Bolingoli being injured yet the manager has chose to put Jonny Hayes in ahead of the new Parkhead signing. Hayes has started to adapt to the left back role he’s found himself in at Celtic Park which means competition for places is fierce among the backline.


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