DAVID TURNBULL insists struggling Celtic “can’t feel sorry for ourselves” after another uninspiring display in the goalless draw with Livingston at Parkhead yesterday.

The midfielder, a £2.25million arrival from Motherwell in the summer, failed to spark along with his team-mates as the Covid-hit champions toiled while 13 players were forced into quarantine following Christopher Jullien’s positive coronavirus test nine days ago.

Turnbull watched in dismay as the Hoops slumped 20 points adrift in the quest for a tenth successive title – and that could go to 23 later today if Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side win at Motherwell.

The bid for the club’s 52nd flag may be in ruins, but the Scotland Under-21 star is refusing to give in on his dream.

Turnbull, speaking to the Scottish Sun on Sunday, said: “We are just focusing on each game and not looking at the gap too much. We will keep fighting and trying to win matches.

“With the coronavirus and everything that’s going on, nobody knows what is going to happen. Not just football. It’s the same for everyone in life.

“We will keep pushing as a team and look to win as many games as possible. That’s what we will try to do.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have another game against Livi in midweek and we know how they play.

“We need to go there and show fight.”

Looking back at a dispirited display where the team lacked creativity and pace plus a killer touch, Turnbull commented: “It was a tough one to take. It wasn’t a good game, but we have to dig these results out.

“We didn’t do that, which was sad. We are missing bodies and it’s tough, but we just need to get on with it. We need to keep fighting for everybody.

“Livi came and played the way they always do. It’s tough, but we need to handle that a lot better.”

Turnbull added: “It’s been a weird time for everyone with the gaffer and John not here and all the boys.

“But it’s one of those things. Everyone is back in midweek and that will be a boost.

“The staff and players are going to be back training in the next few days. They will add a lot to the squad and I am sure a few will be involved.”


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