Celtic eventually stormed home to a resounding 4-1 victory over Hamilton on Sunday afternoon following a late flurry of goals from Christopher Jullien, Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest.
Patience was the order of the day for the title-chasing visitors and they got their just reward in the final 15 minutes after knocking on the door for the entirety of the second half.
Hamilton, who were playing with 10 men from the 34th minute, were camped on the edge of their penalty box for long spells in the second half as they invited pressure onto them.
Neil Lennon’s relatively fresh 3-5-2 system, combined with Hamilton’s deep defensive line, forced Greg Taylor into advanced positions on the left hand side.
Over the course of the game his inability to drive beyond his opponent was illustrated on a handful of occasions, prompting plenty of supporters to suggest he’s not good enough to hold down the left-back berth in the long term.
Greg Taylor will need to improve drastically if he's to make it, petrified of taking a man on, decent weds night shocking today. Hayes coming on changed the game and he has got to keep the shirt going forward imo. On a more postive note thought young Welsh had a fine debut
— Sean (@truetim87) February 2, 2020
Greg Taylor never a celtic player, hope I eat my words but doubt it
— anton (@AntonHenvey) February 2, 2020
Greg Taylor awful today. Petrified to take a man on. That type of performance isn’t going to cement his place in the team. Not Celtic class
— G (@radgey1888) February 2, 2020
Taylor isnae good enough for Celtic
— The Celtic Network (@CelticNetwork18) February 2, 2020
Given the Hoops are still acclimatising to the post-Tierney era, it’s no surprise that Taylor’s performances, and his attacking prowess in particular, are being scrutinised by supporters.
These members of the Hoops faithful analysed the specific aspects of his game that appear to be letting him down.
His inability to pick out his teammates frustrated one supporter, while others berated his struggle to go past his opposite number.
Think Greg Taylor is colour blind to the colour yellow as he can’t find anyone in a yellow shirt
— Joe Dabernig (@JoeDabernig) February 2, 2020
And Greg Taylor won't be at Celtic long if he can't beat a player
— Derek (@derekm1966) February 2, 2020
IMHO Greg Taylor doesn’t have enough pace to be a Celtic overlapping full back. That’s why he can’t get to the byline to cross. Always cuts inside, easily marked.🤔
— Celtic Clan (@celticissimo) February 2, 2020
Greg Taylor is not good enough for Celtic he’s average can’t beat his man can’t cross the ball
— Gerry russell (@Gerryrussell12) February 2, 2020
The weekend fixture represented just his 7th league start since arriving at Paradise from Kilmarnock last summer, so perhaps he just needs more time to acclimatise before fans see the best of his attacking attributes.