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GREG TAYLOR has been a terrific player since Ange Postecoglou walked through the door last summer. He’s come on leaps and bounds and is now one of the first names on the team sheet.

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His performances have been so good that the full-back has received comparisons to Kieran Tierney, one of Celtic’s greatest players in recent times.

One day, Greg hopes that he’s the one that people are comparing the left-back to, but admits Kieran Tierney is a top player, on and off the park.

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Speaking to Football Scotland, Greg Taylor said;

“He’s a good friend as well as a cracking player. Kieran has always encouraged me.

“We keep in touch a lot and it’s good to pick his brains for a bit of knowledge — but sometimes it’s good just chatting about nonsense.

“He always speaks highly of others and that speaks volumes for the type of guy he is. And what a player he is too. It’s my turn to speak highly of him because he’s unbelievable. Those were tough boots to fill, he’s some player.

“There’s always comparisons made. He had that as well in his career but he’s played so many games and I’m sure there’s so much more to come from him.

“Will someone be getting compared to me in a few years? Let’s hope so!”

The pair work together in the Scotland set-up, with Greg commonly called up to Stevie Clarke’s side. He’s started to feature more commonly for the side, but with Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney both playing the same position, it’s hard to break into the team.

Aaron Hickey, another rising left-back, has also been involved in the past few squads; however, he’s played on the opposite side of the back 5.

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