DAVID TURNBULL insists there is genuine belief at Celtic that the champions can turn around their erratic Premiership season and seal the historic tenth successive title.

Neil Lennon has watched his team stutter and stumble through fixtures with points carelessly dropped in draws against Kilmarnock (1-1), Aberdeen (3-3), Hibs (2-2) and St Johnstone (1-1) while they suffered a 2-0 setback against Steven Gerrard’s Govan outfit at home in October.

The Hoops spilled 10 points last season in the curtailed 30-game campaign with two defeats and two draws – this time around they have already lost 11 to go 16 behind the Ibrox team although they have three games – and a potential nine points – in hand.

Turnbull, a £2.25million arrival from Motherwell in the summer, has played his part in the recent revival with three consecutive victories without a goal being conceded – Kilmarnock (2-0), Ross County (2-0) and Hamilton Accies (3-0).

The Scotland Under-21 international midfielder has also chipped in with two goals and is adamant the Parkhead men can turn things around, starting tomorrow afternoon at home to Dundee United and the Saturday visit to Ibrox.

Turnbull, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “It feels like we’re getting back into the groove again.

“We’re going into every game with confidence again, we’re scoring goals and winning games. It feels good, so long may it continue.

“We had obviously been struggling, but then we got the result in the Lille game and since then we’ve just kicked on.

“Everybody who has played has done well, we’re playing well now as a team and, hopefully, we can continue to do that.”

The 22-year-old playmaker added: “Every game is a big game and a tough game. We’ll be looking to get positive results in all of our games as our aim is to really start putting a run together.

“There’s obviously a belief within the dressing room that we can still win the league.

“We believe in each other every day and we are just going to keep doing what we are doing.

“Hopefully, we can just go under the radar and keep getting results. We can’t focus on anyone else, only ourselves – and that’s what we’re doing.”

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