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Shrewd Turnbull signing will help banish the doom and gloom created by Celtic's European exit

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Quality signing: Celtic new Bhoy, David Turnbull

Quality signing: Celtic new Bhoy, David Turnbull

Quality signing: Celtic new Bhoy, David Turnbull

As the inquest continues regarding Celtic's disastrous Champions League exit at the hands of Ferencvaros on Wednesday night, what may have slipped under the radar is their astute acquisition of young David Turnbull from Motherwell.

Fourteen months ago, Celtic and Motherwell had all but agreed a similar deal but there was a discrepancy with Turnbull's medical. After further examination, it was revealed he needed a major operation that would entail a long recovery process, and the Hoops, who were well within their rights, walked away from the deal.

I can't begin to imagine what was going through the young man's head as there was even talk of his career being in jeopardy. There was a long road ahead for him but it was one I knew he'd conquer, having worked with him previously.