Celtic: Taylor proved his worth to Ange


Celtic’s march towards the Premiership title continued on Saturday afternoon, with Ange Postecoglou’s side brushing aside Ross County 4-0 at Parkhead.

The victory sees the Bhoys move six points clear at the top of the league table – with the Hoops’ Old Firm rivals set to face Dundee FC at the Kilmac Stadium on Sunday – something that puts the 56-year-old manager’s side in an extremely solid position ahead of the potentially season-defining Glasgow derby on April 3.

However, aside from the positives surrounding the result, a number of Celtic’s individual displays will also have delighted the Greek-Australian coach on Saturday, with hat-trick hero Giorgos Giakoumakis, club captain Callum McGregor and Portuguese sensation Jota all highly impressing on the day.

Although, while his own display was certainly less eye-catching than the aforementioned trio, Greg Taylor quietly turned in another sublime performance on the left of Celtic’s back four against County – with the defender quickly becoming an extremely important player under Postecoglou.

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74 passes completed

While the defender has come in for criticism at times following his 2019 move to Parkhead – with Kris Commons previously claiming that Celtic fans saw the 24-year-old as an “easy target” – the £1.58m-rated man demonstrated on Saturday exactly why he is now the club’s unanimous first-choice in the position.

Indeed, over his 90 minutes on the pitch against County, the Scotland international enjoyed a whopping 105 touches of the ball – the third-most of any player – completed 74 passes – once again the third-most in the match – found his intended target with five long balls, made one clearance and won five duels.


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These returns saw the left-back earn a very respectable SofaScore match rating of 7.0, marking the third time in five Premiership games the defender has achieved a rating of 7.0 or above.

As such, while he may not be the next Kieran Tierney, Taylor is undoubtedly starting to prove his true worth to Postecoglou and Celtic this season – something which is only further highlighted by his fantastic display on Saturday.

AND in other news: Better than Reo: Celtic’s 57-touch “Harlem Globetrotter” has now given Ange a headache





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