Greg Taylor reveals Celtic’s crisis talks and says they need to improve in title race

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Greg Taylor has revealed that Celtic have held title crunch talks after a painful 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

Brendan Rodgers’ side endured loud boos and chants of “sack the boards” from the Hoops support as they missed two more points.

Greg Taylor says crisis discussions took place in Celtic dressing room after game

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Greg Taylor says crisis discussions took place in Celtic dressing room after gameCredit: Kenny Ramsay

Rangers beat St Johnstone 3-0 and are now two points clear at the top of the table. Taylor told how captain Callum McGregor led a behind-the-scenes investigation into Celts’ decline in form.

He said: “After the game, we talked in the locker room.

“It’s important to realize that there are still 12 league games left and we clearly need to improve in terms of our level of performance.

“We want to achieve the level that we know we can achieve and we all talked about it after the game, the coach, the manager and all the players because we are a team.

“We are all united and want to put on a better show in front of our fans.

“It’s disappointing to drop points and I feel sorry for the supporters because they expect a lot from us and I think it’s the right thing to do.

“We need to have perspective. It’s only February so we still have a long way to go.

“But we need to find the level of performance.”

Asked if there was any anger or harshness during the dressing room discussion, Taylor added: “Maybe it’s better to leave that in the dressing room.”

The Scotland defender also insisted the new players understand what is required of them at the club.

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He added: “When you have leaders like Callum, Joe and myself, young people have To get it.

“But it’s not just about the new players, everyone needs to understand that.

“There is no difference between the boys who came here and the boys who came here.

“We all need to collectively understand that this club wants success and the way we want to play.

“And if we don’t reach that level, obviously the supporters will be disappointed. I think we were quite dominant in the first half.

“We were just waiting for the opportunity to come, and Kyogo grabbed it. We had good control of the game.

“But in the later stages we lost that control and that was disappointing.

“And that’s what we’re trying to figure out why.

“I’m not saying it’s because of the anxiety in the stands, but the players here should be able to deal with it.

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