Kris Boyd has told Sky Sports (broadcast on 20/1 from 20:00) that he thought Greg Taylor was excellent during Celtic’s frustrating draw with Livingston on Wednesday.
Neil Lennon’s side squandered the chance to make the most of one of their games in hand. They drew 2-2 with Livi with the Hoops serving up a hugely disappointing second-half display.
It would have been difficult for Celtic fans to take many positives from the result. For example, some suggested that David Turnbull was one of the few shining lights. But Boyd insisted that Taylor’s display was one that caught his eye.
“I must say I thought Greg Taylor had an excellent game here tonight, again,” he told Sky Sports. “A lot of people are quick to jump on Greg Taylor for whatever reason.
“But he did well again, tried to get forward and get balls in the box. Celtic seem a lot more defensive as a unit in that left-back area when he plays.”
Taylor has struggled to silence his doubters since his Parkhead switch. And his part in Livingston’s second goal probably did little to win his critics over.
But overall, it seemed to be an encouraging performance from the 23-year-old. As shown by Whoscored.com, he made three key passes. Only Turnbull provided more.
Meanwhile, he completed two dribbles, won two aerial duels and made two interceptions. Again, he was only beaten by one or two teammates in each of those areas.
Taylor has certainly shown that he has a lot of potential. And that will be an encouraging sign as many Celtic fans already start to turn their attention to next season.