DAVID TURNBULL is taking nothing for granted, despite a Man-of-the-Match performance in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Ross County last night.
The £2.25million arrival from Motherwell in the summer is now making the expected impact in the Hoops’ engine room and netted the vital opening goal against the Dingwall outfit at Parkhead to steer the champions towards three points.
Turnbull tucked away a great right-wing cross from Jeremie Frimpong, who was also a contender for the game’s top player, midway through the first-half to get the ball rolling. Leigh Griffiths contributed the killer second with a header just after the hour mark.
The Scotland Under-21 midfielder is now hoping to get the nod from boss Neil Lennon to face Hamilton Accies on Boxing Day on his return to Lanarkshire.
Turnbull, speaking to Celtic TV, admitted: “Obviously, I want to play in every game with the fixtures coming thick and fast and I want to get myself in there.
“It would be good to think I have warranted a place, but, if not, I’ll just keep working hard and do my best when I am called upon by the manager.”
The skilful youngster also paid tribute to team-mate Frimpong for the service for his goal against the Highlanders, his second for the Hoops following his effort against Lille in the 3-2 Europa League Group H triumph earlier in the month.
He added: “Jeremie did really great on the right, he beat one or two men, looked and just found me in the box.
“It was a perfect pass and I was just happy to score it. It was good for the team to get the first goal and we played well in the first-half which set us up for the second.”