Celtic defender Greg Taylor has insisted that Ange Postecoglou’s squad will continue to show the no ‘excuses’ mentality ahead of this weekend’s fixture against Livingston, as he opened up on the improvements from the 56-year old’s side in recent months.
The last time the Hoops lost out in domestic action was on the previous trip to the Tony Macaroni Arena back in September. A first-half Andrew Shinnie strike handed the home side all three points and another positive result against the Hoops on home soil.
However, much has changed since that day, including the man playing left-back within this Celtic side, with Boli Bolingoli’s last outing in the Green and White coming that day.
As quoted by the Glasgow Times, Taylor opened up on the mentality shift that Postecoglou’s side has gone through over the past few months and insisted that the Hoops know what needs to be done to deliver the three points this weekend.
“It’s been some journey, and we’ve improved all along the way.
“There have been challenges, with injuries, boys being chucked in at the deep end, all kinds of stuff.
“But we’ve tried to rise to it on every occasion, and I believe we have done that.
“The lads have never looked for excuses; we’ve kept our heads down and grafted away – and the league form has been pretty good since then.”
He continued, “This season, they (Livingston) have been the same – home or away. You saw them on Wednesday night getting another good result, and we know it will be a difficult game.
“It’s easy to just put them down to them being a bogey team. I don’t think we can do that.
“We know it will be difficult because they are a good side with their own ambitions. We have to go and put on a performance and get the result we need.”
This side has certainly come a long way since that day, lifting the first piece of silverware in late December before grabbing top spot in the Scottish Premiership, and now find themselves clear by three points.
But, in recent years, travelling to face Livingston has been a tough test for many a Celtic side, under Ange, Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon.
Hopefully, this weekend, the squad can put on the performance needed to produce three points from the game, showing more development in how far they have come in such a short space of time.