Celtic have been handed a huge injury boost ahead of their upcoming Premiership meeting with Ross County.
In recent comments cited by Sky Sports, Ange Postecoglou confirmed that, after exactly three months spent on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, David Turnbull will finally be available for selection for the visit of County on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking about the condition of the 22-year-old, the Greek-Australian coach said: “Dave Turnbull is available, he has trained the last 10 days.
“He was fantastic for us in the first half of the year and it was disappointing for him that he got a fairly significant injury that has kept him out for a while.
“But he has worked hard in rehab and I know he is itching to get back out there. He has been training really well over the last seven to 10 days.
“I was probably a bit conservative with him, I could have maybe thrown him in last week, but watching him train he is ready to go and I think he will be important for us.
“He’s a quality player, he is a goal threat, he is good on set-pieces and I think he adds something to our team.”
As Postecoglou states, considering just how important a part of the Celtic starting XI Turnbull had proven to be for the Hoops in the first half of the season, the news that the attacking midfielder is finally available for selection once again is sure to have left the Parkhead faithful buzzing.
Indeed, over his 18 Premiership appearances in the current campaign, the £5.85m-rated ace has been in the form of his life, scoring five goals, registering four assists and creating seven big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of an enormous 4.1 key passes and taking a whopping 3.7 shots per game.
As such, with just three points separating Celtic and their Old Firm rivals at the top of the Premiership table, it is clear for all to see that the return of a player who is currently ranked as the best in the country is a huge boost for Postecoglou and his side – particularly with a season-defining meeting against Rangers being the Hoops’ next fixture after today’s Ross County clash.