David Turnbull has disclosed that he and the rest of his team-mates have been encouraged by Neil Lennon to take more shots on goal, and he is aiming to do that more often for Celtic, the Celtic View reports.
Turnbull came close to his first Celtic goal a few weeks ago with a tremendous swerving shot from distance that was only just kept out by the Hibernian goalkeeper.
Turnbull has now revealed that he has the backing from his Celtic teammates to ‘pull the trigger’ more often.
“I can always shoot from distance”
“If teams are standing off us then I can always shoot from distance and the manager and my team-mates all back me in doing that. We’re always told if we get a chance to shoot from outside the box and pull the trigger. I hope to do that a lot and if the chances come I’ll be ready to take them” Turnbull said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 12, Page. 21).
Turnbull’s time at Celtic has mostly been spent on the bench. However, that doesn’t mean that he can’t be a useful weapon to have for Celtic in the Glasgow derby. Turnbull’s shots from distance could cause all sorts of problems for the Rangers goalkeeper.
Be interesting to see if players take manager’s advice
It will be interesting to see if Celtic’s players overall decide to take Neil Lennon’s advice and ‘pull the trigger’ as described by Turnbull.
That could help the Hoops towards a victory that would put Celtic top of the league. It would also leave the club in a great position to kick on for the busy schedule that lies ahead.
Turnbull has played well from off the bench since joining the Hoops from Motherwell. However, he slightly disappointed in his full debut against St Johnstone.
He will be eager to make up for that against Rangers. A more than useful way to do that would be by sending a long range shot into the top corner past Allan McGregor.
In other news, Celtic worked hard to make sure Vasilis Barkas returned in time for the Glasgow derby.