Willie Miller has applauded Celtic midfielder David Turnbull for shining under ‘enormous scrutiny’ at Parkhead this season.
Miller pointed out that Turnbull has arrived at Celtic in hugely challenging circumstances. The Hoops have endured a dismal season, their run of nine titles in a row ended by a dominant Rangers and their Europa League campaign over before Christmas.
There has also been a change of manager, of course, with Neil Lennon making way for John Kennedy at the end of February, but Turnbull has ‘kept his head up’ throughout it all, in the words of Miller.
He told The Sunday Post: “If you talk about a player joining Celtic during the last decade, you are looking at slotting them into a winning side, one that is picking up trophies while performing with lots of confidence.
“In the case of David, though, he has gone in at a time of turmoil when things are going and anyone involved is coming under enormous scrutiny.
“To go into a new club under those circumstances – and to keep your head up and prove not only that you belong at the level, but that you can shine there – says a lot about him.”
In a season of very few positives for Celtic, Turnbull’s excellent campaign definitely stands out, and Miller’s point about him coming to the club during a chaotic season is a pertinent one.
If there is to be a rebuild at Parkhead this summer under new management, he is one of the players around whom the new-look side should be assembled.
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