Celtic Star David Turnbull has been forced to pull out of the Scotland squad after he failed to recover from a knock picked up against St Mirren on Sunday.

The Celtic midfielder was called up to Steve Clarke’s squad for the games against Ukraine and Ireland. However, after trying to shake off an injury, the decision has been made to release him back to Celtic’s medical team.

Steven Clarke confirmed the injury news: “David Turnbull pulled out the squad, he picked up an ankle knock at the weekend that we thought would clear up.” Clarke told the Glasgow Times.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Motherwell – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 14, 2022 Celtic’s James Forrest and David Turnbull arrive outside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

“It’s not going to clear up in time for us so he’s better to go back to his club and get ready for their next game.

“I’ll probably need to call up at least one, maybe two players.”

David was part of the side who lost 2-0 to St Mirren at the weekend. He and the rest of the Celtic side will be looking to get back to winning ways against Motherwell at the beginning of October.

The club will have to assess Turnbull’s fitness ahead of the tie against the Steelmen.

Currently, Ange Postecoglou is over in Australia promoting Celtic’s involvement in the Sydney Cup, set to take place in November. The bhoys will head down under to play a glamour tie against English Premier League side Everton.

David and all the Scotland boys will likely be heading over to Australia with the Tartan army not among the teams heading to the World Cup in Qatar.

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