NEW Bhoy Greg Taylor is standing by to make his debut for Celtic against Hamilton at midday tomorrow.

The Scotland intrnational left-back missed Kilmarnock’s last two Premiership outings through injury, but is hoping to be fit in time to get the nod from Neil Lennon to face Accies.

And one man who has no doubts he will be a success at the Hoops is his former Rugby Park gaffer Angelo Alessio.

The Italian manager, who replaced Steve Clarke when he took over as Scots supremo, believes the defender will rise to the challenge of playing for the eight-in-a-row champions.

Alessio, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “At the end of the market when a player wants to go to a bigger club, it’s impossible to keep him.

“I wish him all the best in the future for his career but, of course, not against us!

“But, seriously, this opportunity was important for him.”

Alessio added: “I think he will do well at Celtic, he is a good guy and player, he’s very professional.

“He now has a good opportunity to show this.”

Alessio has rubbished speculation that linked Killie with Jack Hendry and Calvin Miller as part of the deal.

He said: “That was only rumours about these players coming in.

“What’s true is that Taylor left and we then signed Stephen Hendrie after the window shut.”

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