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NEW BHOY’S DOUBLE TARGET

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CELTIC’S £2.25million new Bhoy Greg Taylor is looking forward to his new career at the eight in a row champions.

The Kilmarnock left-back completed his protracted switch to Neil Lennon’s side last night in a deadline-beating deal.

Taylor became the Irishman’s eleventh signing of the summer and will provide competition for the No.3 position to Boli Bolingoli, who arrived in June in a £3million move from Rapid Vienna.

But Taylor’s immediate interest and focus was not on Celtic, but Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers at Hampden against Russia on Friday and Belgium on Monday where wins are a must.

The 21-year-old defender, talking to the Celtic website, said: “We’ve got massive games coming up, so we know what our jobs are for those games and, hopefully, we can get some more points on the table, but after that, I’ll be back in next Tuesday with Celtic.

“Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and James Forrest are with the Scotland squad just now and they were asking me what was happening.

“Now that it’s over the line, I can’t wait to be part of this squad, and to say that I’m a Celtic player is a dream come true.

“As a footballer, you want to win games and here the demand is to win every game, but I’m looking forward to that pressure. Hopefully, it will bring the best out in me and it really is a massive honour to have signed for this club.”

Taylor was brought into the international scene by his former Killie gaffer Steve Clarke who is an admirer of the player’s no-nonsense style.

Hoops fans will soon be able to see for themselves why their latest recruit is so highly rated by the Scotland manager.

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