Celtic defender Greg Taylor has come in for his fair share of criticism due to his performances in the green and white hoops this season.
The Scottish international doesn’t offer a great deal in the final third of the pitch and, with Hoops boss Neil Lennon having switched to three at the back, there is a greater emphasis on Taylor to provide more of a threat in his role as a wingback.
Supporters on Twitter have been disappointed with Taylor’s displays this season but not all think the 22-year-old has been as bad as some pundits and critics have made out:
Utterly rank rotten. Can't pass, cross, or tackle
— Tommy Reilly (@TommyReilly70) September 21, 2020
100% committed but he’s not up to it..
— -🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆9🍀🏴 (@penecelt) September 21, 2020
Could do with learning a few tricks to beat a man.
— spug1888 (@Spuggy1967) September 21, 2020
Frustrating player, always turning back and passing inside. Would like to see Frimpong at left back, I think he'd definitely get to the byline more and does it matter if he needs to turn inside because that's what Taylor does most of the time
— joe forbes (@joeforbes67) September 21, 2020
Taylor good fb 👍🏼but get McLean in for competition & he's more like KT 🇮🇪🍀HH COYBIG 🍀🇮🇪
— Jim (@Vulture137) September 21, 2020
Give him a chance
— p.mcgarrigan-celtic.f.c.🍀🇮🇪🍀🇮🇪 (@p_mc_garrigan67) September 21, 2020
6 out of 10. Tries his heart out but too many loose parts of his game. Possibly massive lack of self belief and confidence.
— Martin McLaughlin (@thebigcup67) September 21, 2020
He’ll get good
— Mark (@Mark98846478) September 21, 2020
I think he’s done ok. Doesn’t go forward that much but he will adapt through time I hope.
— Steve (@Steve24545865) September 21, 2020
If we sign someone as competition for LB then we're not signing the right person because any LB we sign should be straight into team with no competition as Taylor is nowhere near good enough for Celtic
— Am Just A Fat Barry Norman (@KevinDa14837689) September 21, 2020
Taylor is effectively playing out of position at the moment. He is far more comfortable playing as a defender and if Lennon does persist with his 3-5-2 formation, the fullback will either have to add things to his game or be replaced with someone who is more capable as an attacker.