Scotland boss Steve Clarke has offered an insight into why Greg Taylor was not selected as part of his squad for the upcoming fixtures.

Many Celtic fans were left surprised to see that only Callum McGregor had been selected as part of the squad to take on Cyprus and Spain [Read more here].

Taylor has yet again had an unbelievable season in green and white hoops having made 33 appearances under Ange Postecoglou and shall be in the running for the Celtic Player of the Year award.

He is a player who Clarke knows very well from his time at Kilmarnock and although he has to compete with Andy Robertson and former Celtic star Kieran Tierney, he is a regular member of the squad.

After announcing the squad, Clarke sat down to speak about his selections and was quizzed on why Taylor had been left out.

“I know Greg very very well. We have a good relationship. I have had a chat with him and he is fine,” said Clarke as quoted by the [Glasgow Times]. 

Greg Taylor

“There are one or two little issues around that one, which is not for me to say. It is a Celtic matter.”

The fullback has been in and out the squad in recent weeks which may indicate that he could potentially be carrying some sort of injury.

He was excellent during Celtic’s 3-0 victory at Tynecastle in the Scottish Cup and it may be preferred for him to remain at Lennoxtown during the international break.

Here’s hoping that it is nothing serious and that his absence is nothing more than a precaution.


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