Greg Taylor feels comfortable in Celtic's 3-5-2 formation as a wing-back

Greg Taylor feels comfortable in Celtic's 3-5-2 formation as a wing-back

Celtic full-back Greg Taylor has revealed that he is hoping to make more starts and regular appearances for The Hoops.

Taylor joined Celtic in the European summer of 2019 following his impressive performances in Kilmarnock's defence.

The Scotland international now finds himself in a new position as a wing-back since manager Neil Lennon changed the formation to 3-5-2 and the 22-year-old feels like his game has improved.

"I'm enjoying it," he said. "The team's playing well and so am I. We're scoring a lot of goals and keeping clean sheets.

"I never played 3-5-2 at Kilmarnock so there is a wee bit more onus on me to get involved in the attacking play now.

"Thankfully I got a couple of assists against Hearts and I also got one against St Johnstone the other week too so I'm enjoying the role.

"But even when we played as a back four I had the licence to go and join in the play when the chance is on.

"It's important not to go gung-ho and leave the guys at the back too open but playing as a wing-back you do get more chance to get forward.

"It's about learning and I've done that over the last few months. I've been fed wee bits of information and taken it all on board. I'm a keen learner and I want to improve.

"This is my longest run in the team so I'm growing in confidence with every game. Long may it continue.

"I want to become a regular at Celtic. That was always my aim.

"I understand that at a massive club like this there is competition for places but I've got full belief in myself that I can become a regular. That's what I aim to become in the next few months."