Turnbull targets Ibrox; Celtic talent ready to make his mark

By David Walton

December 30, 2020

Celtic talent David Turnbull has stated that he’s ready to make his mark at Ibrox as his exciting form continues.

The Hoops are scheduled to take the journey to Ibrox on Saturday in a crunch clash. Only three points will do as the Hoops finally look to start eating into the Ibrox club’s lead at the top of the Premiership.

Celtic have managed to string six consecutive wins together as confidence returns to Parkhead. However, despite that, there has been slight frustration with the fact Rangers haven’t slipped up in that period.

Saturday gives the Hoops a monumental chance to change the psychology of this title-tilt with their Ibrox rivals. And it’s clear to see that Turnbull is ready to make his impact on the famous fixture.

Speaking to Celtic TV post-match, Turnbull said: “It’s a big game on Saturday. We just need to take our form of the past few games. We’ve made a good run and we just need to continue that.

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“Obviously joining Celtic – massive club – there’s obviously massive games that come with that. You look forward to playing in them. As you say, (looking to) make my mark in it. Hopefully I can do that at the weekend.

“All the boys will do that as a team and get the result hopefully.”

Supreme confidence; Celtic are in as good a place as possible

This is top stuff from Turnbull. No arrogance and no undermining of the competition. Just supreme confidence, and no wonder given the form he’s in.

His terrific strike this afternoon has made it three goals in three games. It added to previous efforts against Ross County and Hamilton Academical respectively. Another huge day as he looks to consolidate his place in this Celtic side.

In truth, it’s a sensational rise from Turnbull. Many would’ve hoped by the time Ibrox rolled around that he would’ve fired himself into contention for it. Nevermind that, he should be one of the first names on the teamsheet.

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

But this is just symptomatic of the good feeling around the club at the moment. Celtic are absolutely firing on all cylinders now, and have racked up four consecutive clean sheets in Premiership action.

When you go back to our last slip-up – a 1-1 draw at home to St Johnstone – nobody could’ve predicted this. We’re in as good a frame of mind as we could’ve hoped to have been in at this stage.

It’s been terrific work from Neil Lennon and the team over the last month. Hopefully, we kick off 2021 the way we’ve ended 2020 – with another huge win under our belts.

In other news, Pat Bonner certainly didn’t sound too happy with one particular Celtic decision tonight.