David Turnbull has said that the appointment of Ange Postecoglou will give the club a lift after a torrid season. Turnbull arrived from Motherwell at the start of last season and had to bide his time before seizing his opportunity at Paradise. He scored ten and assisted eight this year as he went from a bit-part player to a regular feature on the team sheet for the club
Speaking to the club website, Turnbull said that it is a fresh start for everyone and that he is excited to get back to playing at club level under the formidable Australian boss.
“I’m looking forward to it. It’s obviously a lift for everyone involved in the club, getting a new manager in, and it’s a fresh start for everybody.’
“Last season went well for me and it’s just important to keep that going. It’s been great to get the call-up to the Scotland squad and going to the Euros and I’m fully focused on that at the moment, but once we’re all back with Celtic, we’ll be looking forward to working with the new manager and preparing for the season ahead.
“No matter the circumstances, once you’ve had a break you’re always looking forward to coming back in to work as hard as you can to impress. We’ll have a new manager so we’re all looking forward to meeting him and working with him.”
Turnbull won both the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards in the Celtic POTY awards last month as well as the PFA Young POTY gong. He will be hoping to add more consistency to his game when he meets up with Postecoglou after the conclusion of the European Championships.
Turnbull could see himself playing it a deeper role with Tom Rogic, a Postecoglou favourite, being brought back into the mix. The Australian will likely see this as an ideal opportunity to reclaim his place in the starting XI after a spell under Neil Lennon as a fringe player.