Greg Taylor is slowly but surely moulding into a senior member of the current Celtic squad. Having signed from Kilmarnock in 2019 when Kieran Tierney departed the Hoops, he initially found continual minutes hard to come by at Parkhead.

Since Ange Postecoglou came in, though, the Scotland international has been one of the most consistent names on the team sheet.

Greg Taylor
28th April 2024; Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premiership Football, Dundee versus Celtic; Greg Taylor of Celtic

He is just about to finish his third season in a row as Celtic’s first-choice left-back and although he faces criticism about his ability, he has been nothing but reliable for the champions over the past three years.

Now 26, Taylor has made over 170 appearances in green and white and for the first time at the weekend, he wore the captain’s armband.

Callum McGregor was subbed off with 13 minutes to go, Joe Hart got his emotional send-off, and Cameron Carter-Vickers wasn’t playing which meant the defender was a stand-in skipper.

On Instagram, Taylor admitted that getting to captain Celtic – even though it was for a few minutes – will live with him forever. Along with this, he outlined a few core memories he made on trophy day in a heartfelt post:

Somewhat of an unsung hero, Taylor has been a dependable figure under both Brendan Rodgers and Postecoglou.

Celtic will likely want to bring a left-back in this summer to push the ex-Killie man, but they should also look to tie down his long-term future.

Taylor’s current deal expires next summer and on Saturday, he told CeltsAreHere he hasn’t heard anything about a renewal.


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