Celtic star Greg Taylor has returned from international duty after helping Scotland win their Nations League group, and the Hoops defender has been speaking out ahead of the match against Motherwell this weekend.

The Hoops talent has sent a message to the Hoops’ upcoming opponents, as he has disclosed that the Bhoys are keen to make up for the defeat to St Mirren in the last game that the Hoops played before the international break.

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The defender made the following comments as quoted by the official Celtic website, revealing that he and his teammates went over the loss to St Mirren with the coaches at the club.

Today is the first day we’ve had the debrief of the game before the international break which of course was disappointing. Not just in the result, but in our performance, so all the boys are eager to put on a performance that the fans deserve. They’ve had to sit on it for a couple of weeks while we’ve been playing international football, so we’re looking forward to getting back out there.

If Taylor has no injury concerns after featuring for Scotland against Ukraine, expect the player to start for the Bhoys in the game against Motherwell.

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Celtic had started the season excellently, so the loss, and indeed the performance, against St Mirren came as a surprise, as the team didn’t even really create any chances in the game.

The Hoops players will be well-aware that performance wasn’t good enough, and Taylor seems to have vowed that the team will make up for that in the game against Motherwell, as the players will be eager to make up for the loss and put on a good performance for the fans that are going to attend the game.

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Interestingly, the Hoops might go into the game in second place in the Premiership, should Rangers defeat Hearts ahead of the Celtic game against Motherwell. Should the Bhoys need to win the game to go back to the top of the league, that could make the team even more determined to get the win that gets the team back on track.

Celtic have a lot of big games coming up over the next five to six weeks, starting with the match against Motherwell, and hopefully by the time the Hoops begin their break for the World Cup the performance and result against St Mirren will be seen as a one-off, and the players seem eager to put that right according to Taylor.