Former Celtic player Gary Caldwell has recently praised David Turnbull, talking about how he can impact games for Scotland.
Turnbull earned a place in the Scotland team for Euro 2020, but the midfielder is yet to play in the tournament. The Celtic star won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award for his performances in the 2020/21 season.
Caldwell appeared on the latest episode of Clyde Superscoreboard and one topic of discussion was Turnbull. Caldwell stated that he’s a big fan of the midfielder and he’d be a ‘fantastic’ option off the bench for Steve Clarke’s men.
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The ex-Celtic man stated: “I’m a massive Turnbull fan. I think he’s had a great season, he came in probably just a little bit late to push for a starting place in this team. But he’d be a fantastic sub again.
“I’m sure he’s somebody tonight, when the staff sit around the table and start talking about the subs and what might happen, he will be a player that if we need a goal, he’s somebody that could come on the park and get that. I’ve no doubt Steve Clarke will have that belief in him.”
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Turnbull may not have played in the Euros so far, but his numbers from Celtic last season show that the midfielder does know how to add goals from the middle of the park. He directly contributed to 18 goals in all competitions for the Hoops and Motherwell combined.
According to WhoScored, only five Celtic players picked up a higher rating than Turnbull in the Premiership and it shows his quality as a player. Because he makes an impact from midfield, it is understandable why Caldwell believes that Turnbull can be an effective sub for the national team against Croatia.