Celtic handed big blow as image emerges after Taylor injury setback - pundit
Alan Hutton has admitted Celtic have been handed a big blow with Greg Taylor set for a spell on the sidelines after surgery.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Rangers defender insisted the 23-year-old is the sort of consistent performer Ange Postecoglou would want at his disposal after a shaky start to the season.
The Daily Record claim the defender could be out of action for as long as two months.
His absence saw Boli Bolingoli make a shock return to the starting XI against Livingston.
Natural right-back Josip Juranovic also filled in for the Scotland international.
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With a lack of left-back options at Postecoglou’s disposal, Hutton admitted Taylor’s layoff could be a heavy blow for the Bhoys.
“I think they’re quite short when it comes to left-back in terms of strength of depth,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“With Greg Taylor, you know what you’re getting week in, week out. I don’t think he’s ever going to give you a ten out of ten. However, he’s never going to be a five.
“He’s always going to be a seven or an eight. Managers like those type of players. Juranovic has slotted in there before, with Ralston at right-back. Whether that’s a thing going forward.
“Maybe the manager thought that (game v Livingston) was a chance to have a real good look at Bolingoli. I think we’ll find out more in the next Premiership game if he starts again.
“If not, then maybe the manager wasn’t having him. We will know a lot more in the upcoming weeks.”