Celtic have suffered from inconsistency this season in both the league and Europa League having won just three of their last nine fixtures in all competitions, and that now sees them sitting six points off the SPFL summit and bottom of their Europa League group.
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Taylor was a regular under Ange Postecoglou this season in all competitions until he picked up a shoulder injury against Ross County. The following games have seen Celtic win just twice in his absence, however, given that he was part of the Celtic side that flopped last season, this news of a contract extension doesn’t appear to have gone down well.
What have these Celtic fans been saying?
“Is this some sort of joke”
“This is as bad as losing the 10.”
“We are in the mud btw”
“We are so finished”
“Brutal man. The decline of quality in that squad is frightening. A mid table Premier League player he is, no more no less”
Taylor arrived at Celtic back in 2019 from Kilmarnock, and having become a regular last season – racking up 23 league starts – that continued under Postecoglou this campaign, so it’s no surprise to see he’s entering contract discussions, especially with his current deal set to expire in 2023.
Celtic will be hoping that they can pick up some good form, even in Taylor’s absence, because they can hardly afford to lose more ground on their city and league rivals Rangers, as well as on the top two in their Europa League group.