By Alan Hutton

12th Nov, 2021 | 7:00am

Hutton hails Turnbull for saving Celtic career after 'brilliant' reveal

Celtic star David Turnbull is “one of the most important players” at Parkhead after “stepping up” under Ange Postecoglou, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 22-year-old has “matured as a player” with the Hoops.

As quoted by the Daily Record (November 7th), ever-present Turnbull insisted he is “loving every minute” under new Celtic boss Postecoglou, lavishing praise on the Australian for his “brilliant” brand of football.

The midfielder has started each of the Hoops’ 25 matches this season.

The three-cap Scotland international has netted seven goals and assisted a further six this term.

Hutton insisted he would “love” to see Turnbull carry his Parkhead form into international duty with Scotland.

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“He’s one of their most important players. He showed that at the back end of last season with some outstanding performances,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

“That being said, I always thought he would be a player who the next manager, Postecoglou in this case, would build a team around – maybe in that same bracket with McGregor and Jullien.

“He’s matured as a player, turned his form around and stepped up this season.

“Long may it continue, I’d love to see him carry this form into international duty with Scotland.”

Turnbull joined Celtic last year from Motherwell for a fee of £3.25million.

The midfielder scored 10 goals and provided eight assists across 39 games last term.

In other news, a pundit has told the Celtic board to hand Ange Postecoglou a transfer war chest after an “incredible” £112m reveal.