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Turnbull reveals Lennon’s man management skills. And now it is paying off


David Turnbull hasn’t had an easy start to his Celtic career.  The first transfer was called off after a routine scan during a medical showed and issue with the midfielders knee that required surgery.  The move was put on hold until the summer of this year and he made his dream £3.25m move from Motherwell.

Since the move though, Turnbull’s start has been hampered by COVID-19 when he was tested positive whilst on international duty with the Scotland U21’s and then needing to fight back to full fitness after his isolation period was over, Turnbull hasn’t had the easiest start but he has given an insight about how Neil Lennon has helped him through his tough period. Turnbull said, “The manager has been brilliant with me. When I wasn’t playing he was always talking to me, telling me to bide my time and assuring me that my chance would come.

“He was right, he showed faith in me by putting me in and I really hope I’ve repaid that.

“I want to continue to do that and I’m grateful to him for putting me in.”

Early indications are that the faith Lennon has shown and sticking by his word to give him a chance has paid off as vital goals in the Europa League and Scottish Premiership have been key to changing Celtic’s fortunes on the pitch.

It’s not the first time a player has come out and praised Lennon’s man management as Shane Duffy revealed a few weeks back that the support the Celtic boss gave him during his run of bad form has helped him cope with personal issues that affected his on field performances.

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