Celtic have been handed a huge injury boost concerning attacking midfielder David Turnbull.
In recent comments cited by The Scotsman, Ange Postecoglou revealed that the 22-year-old, who has not featured for Celtic since damaging his hamstring in the Scottish League Cup final against Hibernian back in December, finally looks set to rejoin first-team training, although the 56-year-old did suggest that the Dundee United game next Monday will come too soon for the Scotland international.
Speaking about Turnbull’s return from injury, the Greek-Australian coach said: “The plan for him is, all going well, he will probably train with us post-Monday and we will see how we go from there. I don’t know if he will be available for Ross County but he will be training with the team.”
Considering the astonishing form Turnbull had been in for Celtic prior to his injury, the news that the midfielder looks set to make a return to the Hoops squad in time for the run-in of the Scottish Premiership season is sure to have left the Parkhead faithful buzzing.
Indeed, over his 18 Premiership appearances this season, the £5.85m-rated dynamo has scored five goals, provided four assists and created seven big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of 4.1 key passes – the most of any player in the top flight – and taking 3.7 shots – the second-most in the league – per game.
As such, with a potentially season-defining fixture at Ibrox coming up for Celtic on April 3, it is clear for all to see that getting Turnbull fully fit and firing ahead of the Old Firm clash would come as a huge boost to the Bhoys’ chances of leaving Govan with all three points – something that would all but seal the Hoops the Premiership title.