Celtic boss Neil Lennon finally addressed the lack of Greg Taylor playing time since his move from his former club Kilmarnock.
After an outstanding win against Italian-side Lazio in the Europa League Group Stage, Celtic now have Aberdeen to look forward to on Sunday. During a press conference after the Lazio match, with Aberdeen on the horizon, Neil Lennon finally revealed why Greg Taylor has not been playing.
Greg Taylor was meant to help reinforce the back line, especially at the left-back position. This was at a time when Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo was struggling to adapt to the new play style and competition that comes with being a part of the Hoops.
However, since the move from Kilmarnock, the left-back has not played in a match for Celtic. It is puzzling considering there were multiple matches where the left-back could have gotten the start or at least come off the bench to give key players rest, while easing in the new bhoy.
Luckily, Lennon spoke during the press conference and gave a little bit more insight. According to Alison Conroy of Radio Clyde, this is what Lennon had to say:
“Boli’s been in & been pretty consistent, Jonny’s able in terms of a squad player to play in a number of positions…Greg’s just a bona fide left back. I had a chat with him…he understands he needs to be patient…he will get his chance”
So it appears, that despite Greg Taylor being brought in to help alleviate pressure for Bolingoli, he has not been needed. Lennon has supreme confidence in Bolingoli’s abilities at the position, and Greg Taylor will just have to wait to get in on the action.
Taylor is a talented left-back, and proved to be a good player while with Kilmarnock. It should only be a matter of time until Hoops fans get their first look.