Pundit Tam Cowan has recently tipped Celtic sensation David Turnbull for the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year award.
Cowan appeared on the latest episode of PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show and the panel talked about the Young Player of the Year award. Cowan tipped Turnbull for the prize, describing him to be an ‘immense’ talent for the Bhoys.
Is Turnbull the best youngster in Scotland?
Aberdeen star Ferguson had won the accolade back in 2020 and the Dons midfielder could become the third player to win the prize in successive campaigns.
Kieran Tierney won the accolade for three seasons in a row, while Ryan Christie won it back in 2015. James Forrest also won it in 2012 (as per Sky Sports).
Cowan talked about Turnbull and said (10:54): “I can see David Turnbull winning it. I think he’s been immense. I think he’s the guy that whoever the new Celtic manager is, he’s the guy he’ll build the team around.”
TIF Thoughts on Turnbull…
Turnbull has certainly been impressive for the Hoops this season, contributing to 12 Premiership goals for the club even though he became a regular for the club late in the campaign. Even in the Europa League, the Scotsman contributed to two goals in one appearance (As per Transfermarkt).
It shows that Turnbull, who is valued at £1.62 million (as per Transfermarkt), has made an impact for Celtic in a pretty limited period. Considering that only five Celtic players have grabbed better ratings than him shows how quickly he settled into the club after joining from Motherwell.
Keeping in mind his contributions in a limited time, it is easy to see why Cowan believes that Turnbull will win the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year award.