Celtic midfielder David Turnbull rather surprisingly came into the team on Wednesday evening, replacing Paulo Bernardo in the lineup from Easter Road. This change from Brendan Rodgers proved to be a productive one as Turnbull scored a terrific goal.
The Scotland internationalist got the Hoops back on terms in the first half, scoring from outside the box with swerve and power. It was a goal characteristic of Turnbull’s game, and his celebration after it drew the attention of many.
Indeed the 24-year-old put his fingers in his ears after netting, symbolising a cutting out of outside noise. Pundit and former Celt Mark Wilson thought it showed ‘frustration’. He said (Clyde 1 Superscoreboard): “Got the ball at his feet, hit with the laces with a bit of dip as well into the top corner. And did you notice the celebration after? Shows maybe a wee bit of frustration of some of the stick he’s getting from some sections which I think is unwarranted at times.”
Turnbull undoubtedly has talent and this was proved with his goal. Moments after it, though he did hit the post from the spot which grew groans from many.
There is vast competition for places in the champions’ midfield at the minute despite Reo Hatate’s injury. Along with players such as Odin Holm and Paulo Bernardo, Turnbull will be keen to stake his claim over the coming weeks and months.