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Taylor not interested in Tierney comparisons

3rd September 2019, 16:43 by Chris Rivers

Greg Taylor has dismissed suggestions of being the next Kieran Tierney after completing a deadline day move from Kilmarnock to Celtic.

The left-back took time out from the Scotland training camp near Edinburgh to sign a four-year contract at Celtic Park after the Scottish champions agreed a deal with Killie.

The deal has long been mooted over the summer, even before Kieran Tierney’s £25million move to Arsenal, and Taylor was a relieved but delighted man to get his big move.

Taylor will compete with Boli Bolingoli for the left-back role but he dismissed questions about replacing Scotland team-mate Tierney.

“Kieran’s done amazing, he’s done great things for this massive club and he’s away to another big club to hopefully do great things there,” he said.

“I have been given this opportunity and all I can do is what I can do. It’s not a competition or a comparison.

“It’s just up to me to impress the manager and hopefully that impresses the fans.”

Taylor was one of two pieces of business completed by the Scottish champions on deadline day as they also landed Dutch full-back Jeremie Frimpong from Manchester City on a four-year contract.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 international defender Lee O’Connor also made the move to Glasgow on a four-year deal after leaving Manchester United.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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