Celtic missed the chance to make some ground on Rangers last night as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hibernian at Celtic Park.
Kevin Nisbet cancelled out David Turnbull’s goal and the Hoops trail their fierce rivals by 21 points in the race for title number 10 in succession.
Celtic huffed and puffed but never really looked fluent as they missed several top stars.
Neil Lennon must be close to conceding the title race to his bitter rivals, with the chances of chasing down Rangers now looking increasingly slim.
One man who did shine during the contest was Turnbull who must have thought he’d grabbed a winning goal.
The player who signed from Motherwell for £3.25 million was once again bang up for the contest and lively from the off.
Turnbull has now scored six goals and claimed three assists during 2020/21 and is becoming a mainstay in Lennon’s team.
He has been a regular starter in recent weeks having initially been forced to wait patiently for a chance.
Following last night’s disappointing result, supporters did hold some praise for Turnbull’s display.
Here is what Celtic fans were saying about the 21-year-old after another poor result for the Hoops.
David Turnbull deserves better.
— Stace.y (@staceirv92) January 11, 2021
Hearing David Turnbull let out a big sigh before he took a corner confirms everything I thought about him and now I love him just a little bit more than I already did.
— Fitbatweets (@fitbatweets) January 11, 2021
David Turnbull take a bow👏🏻🍀
— CS (@craigskirving98) January 11, 2021
David Turnbull is the mannn
— Ashleigh McGovern (@1_ashleigh) January 11, 2021
Build the team around him. Boy’s a player. David Turnbull 👏🏻
— Thomas Gillespie (@_TJGillespie) January 11, 2021
Stunning from David Turnbull 🤩
— Declan McConville (@drmc67) January 11, 2021
The one major plus from this dreadful campaign is the emergence of David Turnbull. We must make him the heartbeat of a rebuilt Celtic team.
— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) January 11, 2021
I can't praise enough how brilliantly David Turnbull is adding to this team. He's a cracking young talent and will become the backbone of the team for years to come!
— Rab Smith 🏴 🍀 (@whitisthecraic) January 11, 2021
That is a brilliant goal from David Turnbull, he's been absolutely tremendous for them in a quite horrendous season for the club. Lovely free-kick around the wall the curl is just fantastic beyond Matt Macey.Paul McGinn has been excellent tonight but poor from him to give it away
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) January 11, 2021
David Turnbull my hero my mate
— 👍 (@aidanmckenzie0) January 11, 2021
David Turnbull is next level, what a signing 🤩
— Phil Hynes (@PhilHynes_) January 11, 2021