GREG TAYLOR has bemoaned the rulebook as we sit just a week out from the League Cup Final.

The game will be hotly contested between Celtic and The Rangers at Hampden in December, but one man who will not get onto the pitch that day will be Greg.

The left-back is finally getting his chance in the team with injuries to key personnel. But whatever shape of the team and injuries come the Cup Final the player will be sitting in the stands having played for Kilmarnock against Hamilton in an earlier round this term.

The defender is kicking himself and calling it a ‘poor decision’. At the time, nothing to Celtic was concrete and the left-back would be doing what his manager wanted him to do.

It will be a sore one for the player to miss such an important game but Greg is also grateful he managed to make his European debut for Celtic against Rennes on Thursday night with UEFA changing the rules a few years back which meant player’s who played in the qualifiers for another side could be re-registered in the group stage for another club.

“I played for Kilmarnock against Hamilton early doors and now that seems like a poor decision when we have such a huge game coming up.” Taylor told RecordSport.

“It’s one of those rules I’d hope they will change. I don’t know why there’s one rule for Europe – where I played in a Europa League qualifier for Killie but can still play in the groups with Celtic – and another for domestic competitions.

“Unfortunately, it’s not me who makes the decisions. When I signed for Celtic, I assumed I wouldn’t be eligible for their European ties.

“But my agent checked it out and that rule had been changed a couple of years ago.

“So I might be missing out on a cup final but that was a massive bonus for me because these are the games you want to play in.”