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.
Who should Ange play in Taylor's absence?
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.”
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.
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