Angry Kris Commons reckons Celtic fans should lay off 'easy target' Greg Taylor and has pleaded with the boo-boys to back the Scotland international.

The former Hoops star is convinced the reason the 22-year-old isn't a Parkhead favourite is because supporters still pine for Kieran Tierney.

Taylor has been a regular under NeIl Lennon this season but the Hoops boss admits left-back is an area he is still looking to bolster in the aftermath of Boli Bolingoli's indiscretion.

And Commons has gone on the attack and urged Celtic diehards to give the Scotland international a social media breather before and after matches.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "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.

"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."

The 37-year-old, who also points out Taylor has provided four assists this season, believes £16m loan star Mohamed Elyounoussi's displays should give supporters a genuine reason to be annoyed.

The Norway international has endured a stuttering start to the season and appears unsuited to the 3-5-2 formation which has been deployed in the last three games.

He added: "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."