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Celtic: Alan Hutton reacts to David Turnbull injury

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Pundit Alan Hutton has been reacting to the injury Celtic midfielder David Turnbull sustained last weekend in the League Cup final, Football Insider report.

The Lowdown: Hamstring injury; expert’s thoughts

Turnbull missed his first game under Ange Postecoglou on Wednesday in the 0-0 draw with St. Mirren after hobbling off with a hamstring issue at Hampden Park on the weekend.

Postecoglou was awaiting results of a scan to learn the extent of Turnbull’s problem, with injury expert Ben Dinnery telling Football Insider it would be down to fatigue and could keep him out for up to two months.

Celtic will soon have the chance to have a breather with the winter break, but should Turnbull miss two months, he wouldn’t be available for the Glasgow derby, despite the fact it has been put back four weeks to February 2.

The Latest: Hutton’s comments

Hutton, who regularly works for BBC Radio 5 Live, was talking to Football Insider regarding Turnbull’s injury.

This is what he had to say in reply, labelling it as a potential ‘massive miss’.

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“They‘ll be worried about that Old Firm game.

“Especially if Turnbull and Jota are both out.

“Even Rangers are trying to protect Joe Aribo from getting that yellow card suspension. That just shows you what a massive game it is in terms of the league title race.

“Turnbull has been one of their top performers this season. He’ll be a massive miss. They’ll have to be careful. It’s a hamstring injury that could keep him out for a long time.”

The Verdict: Not good…

Should Turnbull miss the meeting with Rangers at the beginning of February, it would be a big blow.

He’s been Celtic’s best-rated performer this season in the Scottish Premiership (to have played at least five games), averaging more key passes and crosses per 90 than any of his teammates. [WhoScored]

The Hoops may also be without top scorer Kyogo Furuhashi and regular Tom Rogic against Rangers due to possible international commitments.

Being without three star men against your biggest rivals is never good news, and the meeting at Parkhead could have a major say in the race for the Scottish Premiership title, with Celtic currently six points behind.

In other news: Possession lost 44 times, 0 shots on target, 1 cross: Celtic’s worst three players vs St. Mirren. 


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