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‘Really looks the part’: Kenny Dalglish in awe of Celtic prodigy who can ‘hurt’ rivals in derby

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‘Really looks the part’: Kenny Dalglish in awe of Celtic prodigy who can ‘hurt’ rivals in derby

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish has waxed lyrical about David Turnbull, tipping the 21-year-old Hoops gem to shine in the upcoming Glasgow derby.

Turnbull has had to bide his time for regular first-team minutes this season but, with Celtic in dire straits just a few weeks ago, he has helped turn the Bhoys’ fortunes around.

The former Motherwell ace has started Celtic’s last three Scottish Premiership games, all of them clean-sheet victories, as he weighed in with two goals and an assist.

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Given the Hoops’ upturn in form, there is renewed optimism amongst fans ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Rangers at Ibrox.


And Dalglish reckons Turnbull can cause the hosts all sorts of problems if he makes his first Glasgow derby start at the weekend.

“David Turnbull… looks like a lad who is growing in confidence and stature,” he wrote in the Sunday Post.

“He really looks the part in a Celtic jersey. He has the movement and ability to hurt Rangers.”

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There has been a lot of waiting on several fronts with regards to Celtic and Turnbull – the Hoops had to wait to sign him after his injury issues in 2019, and the player has had to wait to become an established starter for Neil Lennon’s side.

While the argument can be made that Turnbull really should have been starting for the Bhoys upon signing, the important thing is, the rot seems to have stopped and all of a sudden the derby no longer seems as daunting as it might’ve done weeks ago.

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