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Celtic boss Neil Lennon praises Greg Taylor for display against Hearts

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon praises Greg Taylor for display against Hearts

Neil Lennon singled out Celtic defender Greg Taylor following his contribution to the team in the emphatic home victory over Hearts.

The Bhoys opened up a 10-point advantage at the top of the league table over Rangers after they annihilated Hearts 5-0 at Parkhead on Wednesday night.

There were five different goalscorers in the rout with Olivier Ntcham, Christopher Jullien, Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Jozo Simunovic all scoring for the hosts.

Celtic have played a game more than second-placed Rangers, but now have a healthy lead at the top and have really ramped up their title bid in 2020 to help pull clear.

The Scottish champions travel to Aberdeen next on Sunday, before the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie away to Copenhagen.


Bhoys manager Lennon was delighted after a sixth consecutive league victory and praised his left-back Taylor.

“I thought Greg Taylor was tireless tonight. I thought he had a great game,” Lennon said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

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Taylor continued to prove he can be the answer for Celtic with his impressive display against Hearts and his offensive qualities were on show in the left wing-back role.

He earned himself an assist in the contest to contribute to the win and was a constant outlet out wide for his side.

The 22-year-old full-back has taken time to settle following his summer arrival, but his recent form proves why he was signed from Kilmarnock and some players take longer than others to adjust.

The Scotland international has huge potential to keep improving moving froward and it looks like he’s done enough to convince Lennon he should be a nailed-on starter.

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