GREG TAYLOR insists Celtic are ready for the “business end of the season”.
The Scotland international left-back was involved for 75 minutes of the Hoops’ Premier Sports League Cup Final triumph over Hibs at Hampden last month.
Taylor was forced off with an injury and was replaced by Anthony Ralston as Ange Postecoglou led the Parkhead outfit to the first silverware of the term following last season’s wretched barren campaign that had promised so much the previous summer with a historic tenth successive title up for grabs.
Celtic are now the only team who can win the domestic clean sweep – something they have achieved seven times in their illustrious history – and 24-year-old Taylor, a £2million buy from Kilmarnock two years ago, is eager to get back into the thick of the action.
Hibs will be the visitors to a capacity Parkhead on Monday evening as the Hoops restart their bid for their tenth championship success in 11 years.
Taylor said: “There are no more breaks now, this is the business end you could say.
“The next four or five months is where you get handed the silverware, apart from what we won in December. Now it’s about doing our talking on the pitch.
“The first part of the season was a testing period to start with. There were a lot of new bodies and change, but it’s been enjoyable.
“We’ve grown as a squad and a team. We’ve all tried as hard as we can to improve and we will try to do that over the next few months.
“We know the demands of the club is to win at all costs in every game.
“We all want to make an impact. No-one wants to miss any games and everyone wants to play their part and contribute to success.”
Having experienced a full season of games played in silence behind closed doors due to Covid restrictions, Taylor is delighted the doors are opened for the fans to get back in numbers to cheer on their favourites.
The raiding left-back, speaking to the club website, added: “It’s a massive bonus. I’m really glad we’ve come to that decision.
“We need our fans here, so to have 60,000 there on Monday night will only benefit us.
“Winning as a team and bringing success to this club is so important and it will only help us improve because when you win together you only want more of it.”