DAVID TURNBULL has revealed he is ready to become a Scott Brown copy cat.
The Scotland Undr-21 international midfielder joined Celtic in a £3.25million deal on Thursday and is in line for a quickfire debut against his former club Motherwell at Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.
Turnbull believes skipper Brown is the perfect example of how a player can make the switch and thrive in a new environment.
The 35-year-old insirational onfield leader arrived in Glasgow after Gordon Strachan paid Hibs a-then record fee of £4.4million in 2007 – still a record deal between two Scottish clubs.
Turnbull, 21, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “Scott as obviously been here for years.
“He came here as a young boy and he is someone you can look up to. If I can do half as much as he has done it would be amazing.
“I believe in my ability and I feel as if I can come here and make an impact. Hopefully, I can do that and I feel ready.
“I’ve always believed in my ability and that after my injury not much would have changed. It was always in my head that I would come back and be the same player, it is just how long it would take.
“I am just delighted to be here and can’t wait to get started.”
Neil Lennon immediately included the youngster in his squad for the visit of Stephen Robinson’s Fir Parkers and he is likely to make an appearance at some stage to kick-off his four-year contract at Scotland’s title kings in their quest for the historic 10 in a row.