Ex-Celtic player Charlie Nicholas has singled out Greg Taylor for praise after his recent displays for the Hoops.
Up until February, the defender had really struggled to put a run of form together but, over the last six weeks or so, he has chipped in with a number of decent performances. Nicholas believes the left-back deserves to be recognised for his efforts:
“Greg Taylor is undroppable on current form. The left-back should be one of the first names on the teamsheet and deserves huge credit for the way he has dug in and proved people wrong in the last five or six weeks. Watching Taylor against Livingston last weekend, there was no big fuss about him. He did his job quietly and efficiently.”
“Jota gets all the plaudits but Taylor backs him up really well on the left flank. It wasn’t so long ago that Postecoglou preferred to play Josip Juranovic out of position instead of Taylor, but the Scot’s form has been absolutely first class of late. His recent displays merit more recognition.”
It has to be pointed out that Taylor suffered a serious shoulder injury at the start of the season and that has undoubtedly affected how he has played.
After returning to fitness in December, it has taken him a while to rediscover his best level, and the key now is to maintain the standards he has set in recent games during the final few months of the campaign.
While many supporters still feel that the club should be looking for an upgrade on Taylor, there is, at least, some acknowledgment that he can play an important role during the run-in.