Rival supporters laughably raging with Celtic hero David Turnbull's Scotland call-up

By David Walton

May 24, 2022

Rival supporters have been left strangely fuming after David Turnbull pipped the likes of Scott Wright to a Scotland call-up this week.

Turnbull was out for the vast majority of the second half of the campaign after picking up a hamstring injury in December. However, he returned back in March and made appearances in 6 of Celtic’s final 7 games of the season.

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He also netted on trophy day against Motherwell in what was a fine way to round off the campaign. Turnbull had previously been a key cog in Ange Postecoglou’s midfield during the first half of the 2021/22 season.

So it comes as no surprise to see him back in the Scotland squad given he’s shrugged off his injury woes. Scotland boss Steve Clarke has the luxury of calling up a bigger squad than usual. Perhaps the sole reason Turnbull was given a call-up as he looks to return to his best form.

However, for some reason it’s left Rangers supporters absolutely fuming on Twitter. The reason? Apparently the likes of Wright deserve a spot instead despite barely doing a thing this season.

David Turnbull fully merits Scotland call-up

We’re not going to pretend Wright doesn’t have any quality or that he’ll never be good enough for Scotland. But come on. What has he done this year to deserve being in the squad for the June camp? A goal in the Scottish Cup final against a Hearts side dead on its feet? Do us a favour.

Turnbull has done a lot more this season and evidently, Clarke believes he can play a part in his midfield during some of the upcoming Nations League matches. Let’s not forget David was also part of the Euro 2020 squad last summer. He’s not an inexperienced youth.

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There’s no real debate to be had here. They play in totally different positions so you can only really compare the impact both men have made this season. People are quickly forgetting what Turnbull did for us during the first half of the campaign.

Despite having an injury that robbed him of 3 months of the campaign, Turnbull still managed to bag 10 goals and 8 assists [Transfermarkt]. That’s a fantastic return given the circumstances.

But try telling that to the raging Rangers supporters who just enjoy having a meltdown about anything they can. Here, we take a look at some of that reaction as Turnbull pipped their man to a Scotland spot:

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