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Celtic: Alan Hutton reacts to Greg Taylor news

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Football Insider pundit Alan Hutton has been reacting to injury news on Celtic defender Greg Taylor.

The Lowdown: Taylor’s post

Taylor took to Instagram on Monday to share with supporters that he underwent ’successful’ shoulder surgery.

The 23-year-old went off injured at half-time against Ross County earlier in the month and has missed defeats to Real Betis and Livingston.

The Daily Record believe the left-back could be out of action for as long as two months, which could see him miss up to 12 fixtures.

Who should Ange play in Taylor's absence?

Bolingoli

Bolingoli

Montgomery

Montgomery

Scales

Scales

The Latest: Hutton reacts

Hutton was asked by Football Insider for his opinion on Taylor’s absence.

This is what the 36-year-old had to say in reply, believing Ange Postecoglou is now ‘quite short’ when it comes to left-back options.

“I think they’re quite short when it comes to left-back in terms of strength of depth.

“With Greg Taylor, you know what you’re getting week in, week out. I don’t think he’s ever going to give you a ten out of ten. However, he’s never going to be a five.

“He’s always going to be a seven or an eight. Managers like those type of players. Juranovic has slotted in there before, with Ralston at right-back. Whether that’s a thing going forward.

“Maybe the manager thought that (game v Livingston) was a chance to have a real good look at Bolingoli. I think we’ll find out more in the next Premiership game if he starts again.

“If not, then maybe the manager wasn’t having him. We will know a lot more in the upcoming weeks.”

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The Verdict: Not the case

Taylor was a regular under Postecoglou prior to his injury, so losing him for a long period of time isn’t ideal.

However, the Celtic manager has the resources to cope without the Scot over the coming months.

Boli Bolingoli made his first Hoops appearance on the weekend since returning from his Istanbul Basaksehir loan spell, while youngster Adam Montgomery is also an option.

Summer signings Josip Juranovic and Liam Scales can also turn out at left-back if required, so the Hoops do have strength in depth when it comes to their left-back ranks.

In other news: Celtic now working on ‘top’ transfer without McKay; 48 y/o says he ‘would shine’ in Glasgow. 


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