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Celtic left-back Greg Taylor may have given Neil Lennon a selection dilemma

This article is part of Football FanCast’s In Numbers series, which takes a statistical look at performances, season-long form and reported transfer targets…

Greg Taylor has struggled for game time since joining Celtic in the summer, making just six appearances across all competitions.

If he is to play with greater regularity, the 22-year-old must overtake Boli Bolingoli in the pecking order, with the 24-year-old having made 22 appearances.

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He may not have had much luck at club level, but Taylor was given the chance to play for Scotland, due to both Andrew Robertson and Kieran Tierney being unavailable.

The Premier League pair were not missed in the end, as Taylor put in a superb performance to help his side to a 2-1 victory, while potentially giving Neil Lennon something to think about.

First and foremost, he was solid defensively, making 1 clearance and 1 interception, as well as making 2 tackles without being dribbled past at all and winning 5 of his 6 duels.

Who is the better option?

Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor

Boli Bolingoli

Boli Bolingoli

The left-back also made a difference going forward, as it was he who put in the cross to assist John McGinn’s winner, with what was his only delivery of the game while he also played 2 key passes and completed 2 dribbles.

In addition to the previous statistics, there was efficiency in the 22-year-old’s play, as he maintained a pass success rate of 88% throughout the match.

Overall, this was a brilliant performance from the 2-cap Taylor and he couldn’t have done much more to turn Lennon’s head.

Article title: Celtic left-back Greg Taylor may have given Neil Lennon a selection dilemma

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