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TURNBULL AIMS FOR TOP AWARD

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DAVID TURNBULL is in contention to win the Scottish Football Writers’ Association’s Young Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

The Celtic midfielder, a £2.75million arrival from Motherwell in the summer, has been nominated for the accolade after his eye-catching displays for a struggling Hoops side.

Turnbull made only his second start for the team in the 3-2 Europa League Group victory over Lille at Parkhead in December where he scored the winning goal.

ON THE BALL…David Turnbull is action for Celtic.

That performance cemented the 21-year-old’s place in Neil Lennon’s plans and that has continued since John Kennedy took over in interim charge after the departure of the Irishman in February.

Turnbull has scored nine goals is a disappointing campaign for the fallen champions, but has still done enough to be tipped to get a late call-up for Steve Clarke’s Scotland international squad for the Euro Finals next month, according to the Daily Record.

Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson, who won the award last season, Hibs left-back Josh Doig and defender Nathan Patterson, of the the Ibrox club, are also in the running for the title and the winner will be announced later this month.

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