Celtic got their latest SPFL campaign off to a strong start as the Bhoys took the first step towards regaining the title by securing a 2-0 win over Aberdeen.
Their next league outing sees Ange Postecoglou’s side travel to Dingwall to take on Ross County for their first away class of the season.
In terms of what the starting XI could look like for Saturday’s clash, one figure in the squad that didn’t start on the opening day of the season that we feel should be unleashed on this occasion is David Turnbull.
With 66 minutes on the clock last weekend, the midfielder came on for his first appearance of the season by replacing Reo Hatate.
After just nine minutes of action, Turnbull provided the assist for Jota’s stunning goal that doubled the home side’s lead and secured the three points for Celtic.
In addition to that, the 23-year-old totalled three key passes in total and ultimately earned himself an overall match rating of 7/10 from SofaScore, making him the highest-rated player that made an appearance off the substitutes bench.
The Scottish Daily Express picked up on his impressive cameo performance by saying that the midfielder delivered “a few sublime passes and could have added to the scoreline.”
Having been praised for his “phenomenal” performances for the Hoops in the past by former Scotland defender Alan Hutton, Turnbull has proved how significant he can be in front of goal from the middle of the pitch as he has racked up 19 goals and 17 assists in 78 appearances for the Parkhead club.
This sort of attacking prowess would surely be enough to put a lot of fear into County and their defenders, especially since they faced more shots at their goal (621) than any other side in the division last season.
In terms of who could come out of the starting XI to make way for Turnbull on Saturday, the fact that Hatate picked up some hefty knocks during the game against Aberdeen that ultimately led to him getting subbed off could make it a fairly straightforward decision for Postecoglou to make providing he is unfit to take part.
Should the Hoops boss decide to give the Scotsman his first league start of the season, this would surely give the away side a great chance of securing a win and adding more goals to their tally for the campaign.