Some Celtic fans call for David Turnbull to be given European debut vs AC Milan

By John McGinley

October 20, 2020

Is it time for David Turnbull to be unleashed in the Celtic midfield?

That’s what some fans are calling for ahead of AC Milan’s visit to Celtic Park on Thursday night.

The former Motherwell midfielder has been exposed gradually to the Hoops team since arriving in August, making just one start to date, against St Johnstone.

All of his substitute appearances have come in the Scottish Premiership, and he’s yet to be tested in European action.

Still, after the horror show against Rangers at the weekend, would he really be a worse option than the ineffective Olivier Ntcham.

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The Frenchman has been below par all season.

Whether that’s on him or because of Neil Lennon’s tactics is up for debate, but it’s clear that we’re not getting the best out of him right now.

Turnbull could have the exciting energy we need to get in the faces of the Milan midfield on Thursday.

The Scotland U21 international has shown glimpses of impressive passing range and vision too, even if his first start in Perth wasn’t exactly dynamite.

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

I’d love to see him get a consistent run in Lennon’s team now. The pressure is on at Celtic, and we need fresh ideas. We can’t continue with these stagnate performances.

We invested a lot of money in Turnbull during the summer, and we need to find out if he has the quality to perform immediately or whether he’ll be a slow burn project.

A massive test against Milan sounds just the ticket.

These supporters have taken to Twitter this week to share their thoughts…