DAVID TURNBULL wants to remember his first season at Celtic for all the right reasons.
The classy midfielder arrived from Motherwell in a £2.75million switch in the summer, but didn’t make the breakthrugh until December when he made his second start against Lille in the Eurpa League and scored the winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the French aces.
Turnbull won his first medal with the Hoops in the delayed 2020 Scottish Cup Final five days before Christmas following the dramatic penalty-kick shoot-out following the 3-3 extra-time deadlock with battling Hearts.
But the gifted 21-year-old performer also saw the team fail in their historic quest for a tenth successive title as well as flopping in the domestic knock-out tournaments after dominating Scotland for four years on their way to an unbeatable quadruple treble.
Turnbull will play in the last match of the season at Parkhead this evening against St Johnstone and will be a likely starter against Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday. He told Celtic TV: “We want to go into the two games and finish on a high.
BY THE RIGHT…David Turnbull shows his class.
“As a team, we look to perform in every game. Whether anyone’s watching, we always try to impress and work hard for the team.
“St Johnstone have been playing very well this season. They’ve got good results, have won one Cup and are going for their second. It’s about playing to our strengths, going out there and trying to get the win.”
Turnbull is already looking forward to the next campaign and added: “People have seen what I can do and it’s about doing that consistently.
“I feel as if I’ve brought that into my game. I feel great going into next season after this year. This season was about getting back fully fit after a year out, creating chances and scoring as many goals as I can. I’ll be looking to do that even more next season.
“I want to help get us back up there where we belong. I’ll try my best and hopefully next season we can go on and do big things.”
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