Greg Taylor has been reassured that he is still part of Steve Clarke’s Scotland plans.
For the best part of two seasons the full-back was a fixture in the Kilmarnock side as they shot up the SPFL table finishing in third place last season.
That achievement led Clarke to the Scotland job with Taylor moving to Celtic on transfer deadline day in a deal worth around £2m.
Unfortunately for the defender he arrived at Celtic just as Boli Bolingoli hit top form but despite his lack of opportunities Taylor remains in the Scotland squad.
Clarke told The Sun:
Greg got a game for Celtic last week, which was good as I was starting to panic a little bit that I wouldn’t be able to select him as a back-up. Barry Douglas is also available in that position although he’s been out injured as well.
With Kieran Tierney not in the Scotland squad Taylor is back-up to Andy Robertson for the matches against Cyprus and Kazakhstan.
Both matches are effectively meaningless with Russia and Belgium already qualified for the European Championships with something to spare. In March Scotland go into the Nations League play-offs needing to win two matches to qualify for the European Championships.