When it comes to Celtic players that are lauded by the support, David Turnbull isn’t usually at the top of the list, it is usually the likes of Kyogo and Jota, and that is a bit unfortunate for the former Motherwell man, as he has been a valuable player for the Hoops when fit.

Indeed, the 23-year-old has played a big part in Celtic’s last two victories, which have seen the Bhoys stretch their lead at the top of the Premiership table to nine points.

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He set up Daizen Maeda’s goal which clinched the win over Motherwell with an excellent pass

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Turnbull then scored the equaliser with a deft finish through the goalkeeper’s legs in the Hoops’ last league game before the break for the World Cup, against Ross County.

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If it hadn’t been for the 23-year-old, the Hoops might not have gained six points from the last two games, which shows just how important a player that Turnbull can be for Celtic.

Due to the number of players that Celtic have in midfield and the fact that Ange Postecoglou likes to rotate his midfield, then Turnbull won’t start every game for the Hoops, and that will be the case with Hoops captain Callum McGregor makes his return from injury after the World Cup break.

But Turnbull has shown in the last two games that when he features for the Hoops, he is more than capable of making a valuable contribution, even if sometimes it can go unnoticed.

If he can avoid injury, which he has done for most of this season, then he could play a big role for Celtic in the second-half of the 2022/23 campaign. Celtic will have to play a lot of games in the second-half of the season, 23 league fixtures, not to mention games in both cup competitions.

The Celtic side will no doubt be rotated in a lot of those games, and that will give Turnbull plenty of opportunities to show that he should be starting more games for the Bhoys.

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He scored in his last start, and that is all you can ask of an attacking midfielder, being in the right place at the right time to put the ball into the back of the net.

As has already been stated, Turnbull won’t start every game for the Hoops, but in the last two games he has shown just how important a player he can be for the Bhoys, and that is something that Ange Postecoglou will no doubt take into account when it comes to the second-half of the season.