Scotland captain and Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is backing Greg Taylor to perform well for his country in the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazahstan this week.
The 22-year-old has only played one match for Celtic since his arrival from Kilmarnock in September but Robertson said he saw enough of the fullback in the defeat to Belgium to know he has potential to succeed at the top level:
“The only positive is the gaffer will get to look at other players such as Greg Taylor who hasn’t had as much game time as he would have wanted at Celtic, so I hope he gets game time and plays well.”
“Greg was unbelievable against Belgium away and is more than capable of filling in that left-back role, and it gives the manager a chance to look at him. I wish all the lads all the best but more importantly Greg because he’s a really good young player who is up and coming.”
Robertson has had to withdraw from the squad due to an ankle injury and won’t take any part in either of Scotland’s games. Former Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is also not involved with the Arsenal star currently managing his recovery from a groin problem.
Taylor will, therefore, get his chance to impress over the next week, but his game time at club level is unlikely to improve any time soon. Manager Neil Lennon opted for Jonny Hayes in the last two games against Lazio and Motherwell with Boli Bolingoli absent due to injury.