Celtic remain top of the Scottish Premiership after goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and James Forrest gave them a 2-0 win against now rock-bottom St Mirren.
The Hoops are one goal ahead of Rangers at the top of the table, but the game wasn’t all plain sailing, with worries growing until Elyounoussi broke the deadlock on 49 minutes.
However, debutant Greg Taylor didn’t disappoint either, and he proved why he could be key for the title run-in.
He signed for the Hoops from Kilmarnock on deadline day this summer but hadn’t been used until Wednesday, and in a press conference Neil Lennon suggested that’s because there’s been no room to fit him into the team.
The 21-year-old got his chance on Wednesday and Read Celtic were pleased with his performance, rating him 7/10 and saying: “A solid debut from the full-back. Spent most of his time well forward but looked strong at the back when called upon.”
Considering St Mirren’s position in the table, that Taylor spent most of his time in their half and not being cautious on his debut showed confidence.
The Herald agreed, saying: “He spent most of the match on the edge of the St Mirren penalty box and might have had an assist had there been any takers in the six-yard box when his low cross from the left at the end of the first half zipped past the dive of Vaclav Hladky.
“All in all, Taylor did fine here, earning an ovation before he departed the fray late on to make way for Jonny Hayes.”
There’s no better seal of approval than a standing ovation from the home fans, so the 21-year-old should be proud of his performance.
His attacking confidence led to Celtic breaking the deadlock and for that alone he deserves a share of the praise.
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