Celtic left-back Greg Taylor is hopeful his impressive performance with Scotland this week can see him catch the eye of Neil Lennon.
As reported by the Glasgow Evening Times, Celtic spent £1.8 million to bring Taylor to Parkhead to fill the void left by Kieran Tierney’s summer departure.
However, fellow summer arrival Boli Bolingoli has been Lennon’s number one choice for the role so far and Taylor has, therefore, had to bide his time.
But, with Andrew Robertson and Tierney both absent, Taylor stepped up and performed well for his former Killie boss Steve Clarke in international action this week. He set up John McGinn for the crucial winner against Cyprus.
Taylor, speaking with the Evening Times, admitted his hope that performances with Scotland might translate into first-team opportunities in Glasgow.
“If you do something here, it maybe makes your club manager take notice. Hopefully, I did that against Cyprus with getting the assist and he knows that he can trust me when we go back to the club. Hopefully, I can kick on from there.
“Trust is a massive thing in football and the gaffer here has that in me. I’ve maybe not had the chance yet at Celtic as much as I’d have liked, it’s one of these things.”
There is no doubt that Taylor needs to be patient. Celtic needed two new left-backs this summer but, unfortunately, that always meant one of them becoming the backup option.
At present, Bolingoli has the nod but Taylor is clearly ready and waiting to take over and continuing to shine with Scotland in international duty can only help his cause.
Hopefully, when given the chance, Taylor can find himself in similar form with Celtic.