David Turnbull was given the key role of closing out the Celtic Christmas Advert which was released on Friday morning.

The Hoops midfielder has featured precious little since his move from Motherwell in August – starting just one game so far and playing only 12 minutes out of our last seven matches.

His lack of game time seemed to be hinted at in the annual festive video – as Scott Brown gestures to a forlorn looking Turnbull to come and get involved.

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Scott Brown and David Turnbull

Scott Brown and David Turnbull / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Celtic fans will be hoping that Turnbull is indeed given a chance to show what he can do in the coming weeks.

While our upcoming domestic fixtures are extremely important, most of the ones on the horizon, bar tomorrow, are against bottom six opposition.

Before the end of the year, we will face the likes of St. Johnstone, Ross County (twice) and Hamilton. Dundee United and Kilmarnock will also visit Celtic Park.

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With three relatively meaningless Europa League games to come too, there should be less pressurised matches for Turnbull to come in and make an impact.


Turnbull must get his Celtic chance soon

The 21-year-old is a superb talent and it is really frustrating that Neil Lennon doesn’t seem to pick him more often.

Our midfield at present just isn’t working – and we are crying out for an industrious player like Turnbull to come in and shake things up.

Turnbull playing against Livingston

Turnbull playing against Livingston / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

A partnership of Turnbull and McGregor, with Tom Rogic in front, would be extremely exciting to see – and more than good enough to see off the majority of teams in Scotland.

The youngster offers drive from midfield, a killer final pass and shot and, most importantly, a really good dead-ball delivery.

Hopefully he is going to get his big chance at the club soon. Otherwise we may as well have loaned him back to Motherwell for the season.

In other news, Celtic are to reveal a new-look website “in the coming days”

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