DAVID TURNBULL was honest enough to let the supporters know the dressing room was quiet and despondent after their latest derby defeat.

It seems like a distant memory when we rocked up to Ibrox and put on a show at the home side’s expense.

Turnbull only joined up with the squad this season and will end his first year with Celtic trophyless.

However, he has been a bright spark in a season where there’s been very little else to shout about.

He’s the only summer signing you can hang your hat on and say they have made the step up to Celtic. The midfielder is a quality player and is only going to get better.

Under the premise, if you don’t win, you learn, Turnbull has hopefully learned a lot in defeat this term and will be able to take positives going into next season.

It must have been hard for the young man to talk to the media after a difficult day but he was open and honest.

 “It’s tough to take after all the success we’ve had, to have that this season.” Turnbull told RECORDSPORT.

“It [dressing room] was pretty quiet. The players weren’t really saying much, we let Kendo do the talking. Obviously we were all gutted.

“I feel we have been performing well as a team over the past however long it’s been. But it’s about being clinical and we’ve not been that.

“It’s been like that in a good few games this season. We created a lot of chances but it’s about taking them at the end of the day.

“Since the start of the season, or since I’ve been in especially, it feels like we’ve created plenty but not taken as many as we should have.

I’m not sure what needs to change. We go into each game looking to win and getting some form until the end of the season and then pushing on and we’ll see what happens next season.”

Celtic have four more games this season before we can finally have some respite and hopefully witness the beginning of a new era at the club.

David should have a big part to play next season. You have to imagine any new manager and recruitment team that come in will look for players who can feed off David’s excellent deliveries.


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