Both Rangers and Celtic are having issues at left-back, with Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor being touted as a potential solution for both clubs.
Whilst Celtic’s interest appears to be a little more concrete and prominent in the Scottish press, any talk of Rangers moving for the player is purely conjecture.
But should either club choose to pounce, do comments Greg Taylor made about growing up a Rangers fan in 2017 hand the Ibrox club the advantage?
Speaking about an incident at Rugby Park which saw him get a red card for a horror challenge on former Gers midfielder Joey Barton, Taylor told the Daily Record:
“As everyone knows, and the gaffer said it as well, it’s not the type of player I am and it’s not the type of boy I am.
“I was a Rangers fan and I played with them – I wasn’t out to do that. In the heat of the moment, things happen and you learn from it.
“The messages on Twitter were quite sparse and pretty mixed. Some people were saying not to worry about it and the odd few gave me abuse but it wasn’t too bad after that.”
Rangers’ issues at left-back have been well documented with the unorthodox Jon Flanagan now appearing to be first-choice ahead of Andy Halliday and Croatian international Borna Barisic.
Barisic – apparently the more natural choice of the three – has struggled to settle in Scotland and by-and-large does not look comfortable in a Rangers shirt.
But another call-up to the Croatian international team suggests the full-back has the ability. It’s just we haven’t seen enough of it at Rangers.
Any move for Taylor, or anyone else at left-back, could depend on the former NK Osijek captain moving on from Ibrox.
But should Rangers go head to head with Celtic over the Killie full-back, then the player’s Ibrox allegiances would surely hand the Gers an advantage.