Celtic midfielder David Turnbull has insisted that he hasn’t given out hope of making Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for this summers European Championships.
As quoted by the Herald, Turnbull was a surprising omission from the squad last month that saw the nation kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign. Despite that knockback, the attacking midfielder revealed he still has hopes of making that squad.
“There is still a bit of hope there,” the 21-year-old explained. “There is hope for everybody. It is just about going out there, performing with my team the way I have been, keep putting in the performances and hope that he takes notice.
“There was a wee bit of hope that I would be involved in the squad. Having not been involved before, that would have been a great experience, but you just need to take it [the omission] on the chin and keep working hard and keep pushing to get that spot.”
This season Turnbull has been one of the few shining lights in the side after moving from Motherwell last summer, even though he only really got his chance from November onwards.
With the season he has had, making the squad feels more than deserved and Clarke will surely see that going into the next few months.
A player of his ability cannot be ignored, even if it isn’t in the starting line-up. The sort of impact he could have on the side is massive and should be part of the plans for the National Team going forward.