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Celtic: Behind the scenes message for left-back Greg Taylor

Celtic: Behind the scenes message for left-back Greg Taylor - Celtic

Celtic left-back Greg Taylor has been told to be patient by figures behind the scenes at the club, according to Football Insider.

Taylor, 22, has made just one appearance for the Hoops this season since joining from Kilmarnock on deadline day.

However, Football Insider reports that the full-back is set to feature more frequently for the Scottish champions in the next few months.

Taylor impressed while playing for Scotland in the 2-1 win over Cyprus, coming into the team ahead of the missing Andrew Robertson and Kieran Tierney. Indeed, he assisted John McGinn for the opener on Saturday and was handed an 8/10 by the Scottish Sun for his performance.

Manager Neil Lennon is planning on slowly increasing his game time as he adapts to life at the Scottish champions.

The coaching team at Celtic want the youngster to adapt his playing style to suit a side that dominates possession, rather than a more defensive setup. With the Hoops dominating Scottish football for a number of years, they average 48% (per Footy Stats), so learning how to distribute the ball is obviously crucial.

Taylor was brought in as a replacement for Tierney, who completed a move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The former academy graduate played a huge role for the Bhoys over the years, so allowing Taylor the time to adapt to having much more of the ball could help replace the Gunners star in the long-term.

With that in mind, the waiting game seems reasonably clever.

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