David Turnbull’s former Motherwell teammate Allan Campbell is not surprised that the Celtic midfielder is impressing in his first season at Celtic Park.

It took a while for him to get his chance. But the 20-year-old has been performing well for the Hoops over the last few months. Indeed, he has been one of the bright spots in what had been a poor season for the club.

However, his success has come as no surprise to Campbell. Indeed, he expected Turnbull to do well at Celtic.

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“A top player”

“David Turnbull is a top player, a hard-working player, who’s gone to Celtic and had a real impact on the team. That wasn’t a surprise to anybody at Fir Park” he said (The Scottish Sun).

David Turnbull Celtic supporters

David Turnbull celebrates a Celtic goal / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Campbell also disclosed that he was in contact with the player both before and after the game. Turnbull gave his former teammate some friendly banter.


“I spoke to him after the game, and I wished him all the best at Celtic. He sent me a wee text before the game to say, ‘See you Saturday’ and he gave me a wee bit of stick, but nothing too much really. We’ve a lot of respect for each other” Campbell concluded.

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The midfielder Hoops were in need of

Since breaking into the Celtic side in December, Turnbull has become the all-action midfielder that the Hoops were in need of during the poor run which derailed the season.

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull scores against Dundee United

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull scores against Dundee United / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

That begs the question of why he wasn’t brought into the side earlier. However, that is only a question that can be answered by Celtic boss Neil Lennon. Still, the good thing is that Turnbull is now firmly established in the side.

You have to think that no matter who the manager is next season, the midfielder will be a Celtic mainstay for many years to come. In the meantime, if Celtic are to continue winning games this season, Turnbull will be a key man.

In other news, Jonjoe Kenny has impressed at both ends of the pitch so far for Celtic.


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