Some Celtic supporters have been sending positive messages to David Turnbull after the midfielder’s return last night.

Turnbull came on in the second half of Motherwell’s 2-1 home defeat to St Mirren at Fir Park. He wasn’t able to stop the Lanarkshire side from losing the game, but it pales in comparison to the fact that he was finally back on a football pitch.

David Turnbull celebrating a goal

David Turnbull celebrating a goal (David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Turnbull’s move to Celtic was halted after he failed a medical that then required him to take immediate surgery. That was back in June (Motherwell FC). He hadn’t played a competitive game of football since Motherwell’s previous season ended in May. However, he was back on the grass last night in a big way.


The midfielder then took to Twitter to post a feel-good tweet about returning. Celtic supporters were soon quick to wish him well. Here’s a look at some of the reaction:

Will Turnbull walk back into the Motherwell team?

Taking the conversation away from a potential Celtic return, there’s plenty for Turnbull to be occupied with outside of that.

The main goal for him will be breaking into a Motherwell side who have had a stunning season. The main reason for that is the energy put into their engine room by Allan Campbell, Liam Donnelly, and Liam Polworth respectively. Stephen Robinson, the Fir Park gaffer, appears to have managed to get a tune out of the trio.

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Then again, Turnbull perhaps comes back from injury at the best time possible from an individual standpoint. Motherwell haven’t won any of their last eight matches, and look extremely laboured going forward.

David Turnbull

David Turnbull (Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The addition of Turnbull to Robinson’s side could be a big plus for all parties. Had Turnbull came back when the midfield trio was flying it could’ve been difficult for him to win his place back. It looks like that may not be the case anymore.

Regardless, there is plenty for Turnbull to do before he can even dream of a potential Celtic return. Here’s hoping he gets himself back on track.

Is this a transfer idea that needs to be scrapped for now? Should we be keeping a keen eye on his progress despite our midfield options? Let us know your verdict in the discussion forum below.

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