Kris Commons reckons Celtic fans should stop targeting Greg Taylor for criticism and get behind their left-back.

The defender has seemingly become the 'easy target' at Parkhead for performances, heavily scrutinised by critics. Commons, though, believes the player is giving his all and 'can't do right for doing wrong' in supporters' eyes.

The former Celt insists Hoops fans have had it too good in the past with left-back Kieran Tierney and they should stop comparing the two players. And he named the one Celtic star who COULD warrant criticism for his start to the season.

"Greg Taylor must feel like he's being left to drown in the aftermath and that's regardless of what he actually does on the pitch," he told Daily Mail. "It's starting to feel like he can't do right for doing wrong. Hardly a week goes past now without some Celtic fans getting on his case and slaughtering his performances.

"They view him as an easy target. They criticise him purely because of the fact he's not Kieran Tierney. Sorry, but that's a cheap shot and an easy stick to beat him with.

"If they're looking to have a go at someone, then you'd have to say the performances of Mohamed Elyounoussi would warrant greater scrutiny.

"The Norwegian winger is yet to score in seven league appearances so far this season.

"He has started the last three matches on the bench and didn't get on at all against St Mirren last week.

"He doesn't look the same player we saw terrorising defences last season and Elyounoussi might well end up being the most high-profile casualty if Lennon persists with a 3-5-2 system. I just don't see where the on-loan Southampton star fits in.

"He excelled last season in a 4-2-3-1 playing as a winger cutting in from the left. You can afford to do that when you've got a full-back bombing past you on the overlap."

Celtic hope to sign a new left-sided defender to offer Taylor some competition following Boli Bolingoli's loan move to Istanbul Besaksahir.