Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull has opened up about his difficulties after he missed out on a big Celtic move last summer, as per The 4th Official.
The 20-year-old was on the brink of completing a move to the Bhoys but the deal eventually fell through after medical tests revealed that the player required a knee operation.
The Scotland U21 international subsequently went through knee surgery and remained sidelined for the first half of this campaign.
Now he has fully recovered and looks ready to win his place back in Stephen Robinson’s team.
The talented midfielder recently revealed that the failed move to Celtic ‘was a hard one to take’.
“I went into Lennoxtown on Saturday, got my new boots and my new running trainers, looking forward to training. Then I went, had a meeting with Lennon and spoke to the physio after my medical, and he said something had come up in my left knee, but they didn’t think it would be much to worry about.
“Obviously, it was. My agent was still working on it, I’m sure Motherwell and Celtic were still working on it to try and get something sorted, so it was a waiting game really.
“I found out I had to get an operation, and the deal was kind of done. It wasn’t a great feeling, to be honest; it was a hard one to take. It was tough to get my head around.”
Turnbull was spectacular last season for the Well when he scored 16 goals and created seven assists. That impressive form had sparked interest from Norwich City as well as the Hoops.
It remains to be seen how the 20-year-old performs now after he remained sidelined for a lengthy spell.