Celtic midfielder David Turnbull has been handed the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.
The 21-year-old has been one of the shining lights in a difficult season for the Hoops, having broken into the first team back in December.
Turnbull was signed from Motherwell in the summer and, while fans on Twitter think the player fully deserves the honour, they don’t understand why it took so long for him to become a regular in the starting lineup:
Only going to get better 👏👏👏
— kmbimages (@kmbimages) May 16, 2021
Canny wait for Eddie Howe to get his hands on him, what a player we’ve got
— ciarán. (@NotoriousBAG_) May 16, 2021
should’ve started playing him as soon as we signed him then…
— Matthew (@matthewd67) May 16, 2021
If only he was available August-December …
— Ciarán (@ciaranm1967) May 16, 2021
Future captain 💯
— celtic jaime 🍀 (official account) (@jaimelawson08) May 16, 2021
Imagine if we had played him in the first 5 months of the season. FFS.
— CG44 (@Ticketustastic) May 16, 2021
Only good thing about this season. Well done
— ArmchairCeltic (@CelticArmchair) May 16, 2021
My golden Boy
— Fan of Valentina🏴🍀 (@Fanofvalentina3) May 16, 2021
Getting ten goals and eight assists in your debut season is really impressive, and the Scotland Under 21 international will undoubtedly improve in the coming years as he develops his game further.
Turnbull’s performances have been especially impressive considering so many others have struggled this campaign and, if he keeps up the form he has shown over the past six months, he will surely be a mainstay of Celtic’s midfield for years to come.