It’s now a third straight game in which David Turnbull has scored for Celtic, and fans have never been as pleased with a man who has signified a turnaround in form as much as he has. This run of form was much needed, and having finally picked up a run of results for the season, it couldn’t have come at a better time before the trip to Ibrox on Saturday.
Turnbull has been a breath of fresh air, and no one will be as grateful as Neil Lennon; who, having endured a few poor results in the opening stages of the season, will look at the former Motherwell midfielder as one of the main reasons at to why he is still employed at Paradise.
David produced another compelling Man of the Match display against Dundee United on Wednesday afternoon – complete with a superb strike from outside of the box towards the end of the first half, which evaded Celtic target Benjamin Siegrist and crept in off the left upright.
Speaking to Sportsound, Lennon was extremely complimentary towards his summer purchase.
“He’s a class act. Not only his goal, but the way he manipulates the ball under pressure. He’s got great vision. His ball for Griff where he hits the volley is something special.”
Noting his playmaking skills, Lennon also paid tribute to Turnbull’s quality in the box – especially the way he finishes, something Celtic playmakers’ before him had been able to do, but nowhere near as well.
“He finishes like a striker, he’s hit the ground running and he’s in excellent form. You never cement your place at a club like this but he’s playing consistently well. There’s no reason for me to leave him out, really.”