David Turnbull was Celtic’s star of the show on Saturday as they defeated Ross County by four goals to two. The midfielder bagged a brace in the Flag Day triumph and this combined with his pre-season form has prompted many to believe he should be given a new contract.
CeltsAreHere asked Hoops’ manager Brendan Rodgers about the possibility of this. The Irishman said: “He’s waited a bit of time here to get an opportunity but like I always say, the responsibility is with the player and if he can continue with the level of mentality and attitude to improve, then he’ll be a great asset for the club but it’s consistency now.”
A year left on his deal, if Turnbull keeps up his early 2023/24 form, it would be wise for Celtic to renew his contract. As Rodgers said, if the 24-year-old continues at the level he is at, he will want make sure he sticks around.
In terms of squad depth, the Scotland international can be a useful asset. He is proven domestically and counts towards Celtic’s homegrown quota for Europe. If suitable levels of ‘consistency’ can be kept by the midfielder over the next few weeks and he meets Rodgers demands, then a new deal could be imminent.