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Celtic: Ryan McGinlay notes Greg Taylor and Ange Postecoglou influence on Scotland national team

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Podcaster Ryan McGinlay has been left delighted by the influence of Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou on Greg Taylor and Scotland. 

In the current international break, Steve Clarke’s team impressed with a 3-0 win over Ukraine, and in the weekend’s 2-1 defeat of Republic of Ireland.

In this period, left-back Taylor added to his caps with two appearances off the bench, including a 48-minute cameo as a substitute against Ireland.

Evidently impressed by what he saw from player and country, McGinlay took to Twitter to express his excitement, saying: “Greg Taylor bringing prime Angeball to the National Team brings tears to my eyes…

“What a transformation!”

Has Greg Taylor impressed you lately?





TIF Thoughts on Greg Taylor and Celtic…

Last June, Scotland lost to both of their recent opponents, so it’s fair to say something has changed in the team since then. And seeing as Taylor didn’t feature in either of those games, perhaps he can be credited with at least playing some part in the side’s ‘transformation’.

The left-back was particularly good against Ireland, as he picked up a 7.0 match rating on SofaScore while making one clearance and one tackle, winning both of his ground duels and losing possession just twice – all while completing 97% of his passes.

Perhaps most notably, though, was the fact that he made two key passes from defence. This may well be owed to the confidence he has while playing regularly under Postecoglou at Celtic

Indeed, Owen Hargreaves recently praised the manager on BT Sport (via Glasgow Times) for his ‘beautiful attacking football’. And with the likes of Taylor, Callum McGregor, David Turnbull and Anthony Ralston all in the Scotland team, Postecoglou’s influence may well be permeating onto the international stage. 

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Interesting first question, how many Celtic fans were inside Ibrox?

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