Tam Cowan backs David Turnbull to captain Scotland

By Hamish Carton

June 22, 2019

Tam Cowan has made a mega prediction on soon-to-be Celtic star David Turnbull. The midfielder is expected to switch Fir Park for Celtic Park in the coming days after finally agreeing terms with the club.

He will be Neil Lennon’s first signing of his second tenure, and will add another really good option in midfield. However, it may not just be Celtic who benefit from the move.

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Radio personality Cowan, a lifelong Motherwell fan, thinks Scotland will also see the best of Turnbull. In fact, he even thinks the teenager will lead his country in as little as three years.

Cowan wrote in his Scottish Sun column: “Make no mistake, Celtic’s gain is Norwich City’s loss — I confidently predict Turnbull will captain his country within three years — and I can’t shift the mental image of Delia Smith drowning her sorrows with a bottle of cooking sherry.

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“I was informed last week that, if David went to an EPL club, he’d immediately be put out on loan, so I definitely think Parkhead is the best place to further his development as a player.

“And when he does emerge from the tunnel at Fir Park on the second weekend of the new campaign, I hope he gets a great ovation from the home support.”

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Fir Park return

Perhaps surprisingly, Cowan raises a couple of really interesting points. The chat that Turnbull was to be loaned out immediately if he moved to an English club, is perhaps the main reason he chose Celtic.

The likes of Norwich and Bournemouth, who were reportedly interested, clearly saw him as a star of the future rather than someone who could make an impact right away. Celtic felt differently and that perhaps swung the move.

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There’s no doubting that Turnbull can make an immediate impression at the club. He may even be in the starting line-up when Celtic visit his old side on the second weekend in August. It would be interesting to see what kind of reaction he would receive.

The ‘Well support aren’t the most hospitable at the best of times but surely they would see the job Turnbull did for them.