There’s not many positives that you can take away from this season, but the performances of David Turnbull have been enjoyable to watch.
There were doubts that he would bounce back from his awful injury as the same player, while you had to worry for him as he really struggled to get into the team when he first arrived.
It was probably a case of allowing him to settle and perhaps Neil Lennon didn’t really know the best way to use him, but he’s had a growing influence as the season went on.
It’s now at a stage where we have to look at him as one of the major building blocks going forward, and there’s some good news for him as he’s been nominated for the SFWA Young Footballer of the Year award.
He’ll be up against the Rangers’ defender Nathan Patterson who’s been decent enough but also has the covid-misdemeanour to detract from his year, Hibs defender Josh Doig who has also been impressive but a bit inconsistent and Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson who won it last year.
Turnbull has scored seven times in the league and provided five assists so far which is an impressive tally, and he does look like he should be the favourite to win the award.
It would be well deserved and a great reward for his hard work to get over that injury, so hopefully he is recognised with the award.