CAMERON CARTER-VICKERS will be a wow in the World Cup Finals in Qatar, that’s the firm prediction of David Turnbull.

The uncompromising Celtic centre-back was included in the USA 26-player squad for the soccer showpiece only moments after the final whistle at Fir Park on Wednesday night, as CQN reported.

Carter-Vickers, the club’s stand-in captain in the absence of injured Callum McGregor, played his part in leading from the back as the champions overcame Motherwell 2-1 to notch up their 13th league success from 14 games and maintain their seven-point advantage at the Premiership pinnacle.

THE CELTIC ROCK…Cameron Carter-Vickers is poised to shine in the World Cup Finals.

The 24-year-old defender, who signed a permanent four-year deal in a £6million switch from Spurs in August, is preparing for the visit of Ross County in the east end of Glasgow tomorrow afternoon before packing his bags for the Middle East.

The US are scheduled to play England, Carter-Vickers’ homeland, Wales and Iran in the sporting extravaganza that commences a week on Sunday with the hosts playing Ecuador and will conclude with the Final in Doha on December 18.

Turnbull was not surprised at his team-mate’s call-up and said: “I’m delighted for him. I thought he would have been picked, he’s been a mainstay in our team and you see how well he has done.

“Even when he’s had the captain’s armband, he has taken it to another level. He’s been brilliant for us, a rock at the back, and, hopefully, he can go there and make a good impact.

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“Cal has been chipping in with wee bits before and after games, but he’s done brilliant to step in there. It’s not easy to do and he has handled it well.

“Cal is maybe a wee bit more vocal, but sometimes it’s not about that. The way he carries himself on the pitch is an example to everybody else.”

Switching his attentions back to business on the homefront, stylish midfielder Turnbull, speaking to STV, added: “We know there’s nothing guaranteed.

“It’s just about taking each game as it comes. We won’t look at it [league table]at all until the end of the season, that’s when it matters.

“Eight wins in a row domestically is great form and we need to finish that off on a high tomorrow.”

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