Chris Sutton felt that Greg Taylor dealt well with his first European performance in a Celtic shirt on Thursday night, but predicts the best is still ahead of him.
The left-back completed 90 minutes in the 3-1 home win against Rennes, which means the Bhoys have already ensured top spot in their Europa League group with a game left to play.
Neil Lennon’s side continued their strong European campaign and the manager even managed to make rotations to his side.
Taylor was one of four players drafted into the starting XI and he’s still getting up to speed following his summer arrival from Kilmarnock.
The 22-year-old was making just his third Celtic appearance against Rennes and didn’t look out of place at full-back.
Aside from a few sloppy passes, he supported the attack well with overlapping runs and was solid defensively too.
Pundit Sutton was impressed by the Scotsman and is eager to see how he develops moving forward.
“Greg Taylor did a decent job at left-back [against Rennes],” Sutton wrote in the Daily Record.
“I wouldn’t go overboard just yet but the former Killie player looked neat and tidy on the ball and he will only getter better the more action he sees for Celtic.”
Taylor looks like a smart addition to Lennon’s squad that has brilliant long-term prospects, but does have a sizeable job trying to break into the XI on a permanent basis right now.
He’s got stiff competition from both Jonny Hayes and Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo for the left-back slot, who have impressed in patches this campaign.
Taylor just needs to make sure he makes the most of any chance he gets and his European experience will help him moving forward.
The Scottish champions have an overload of fixtures during December and it’s a time where Lennon will need to rely on his squad.