David Turnbull celebrated his return to International football with a goal for Scotland’s u-21 side in their 7-0 win over San Marino.
The midfielder was on the bench for Friday’s 2-0 win over the Czech Republic but was in from the start as Scott Gemmill’s side crush the Italian based minnows.
Turnbull found the net six minutes before half time to add to the opening goal scored by Fraser Hornby from the penalty spot. After 57 minutes with Scotland leading 5-0 he was replaced by Harrison Ashby.
GOAL Scotland! David Turnbull gets his head on the end of of a Nathan Patterson cross and duly nods home.
San Marino 0-2 Scotland pic.twitter.com/D08c4abfOw
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) October 13, 2020
The midfielder scored for Motherwell in a 2-2 draw against Livingston earlier this season with his 15 goals in 31 matches in the 2018/19 season bringing him to Celtic’s attention.
Goalkeeper Ross Doohan was replaced by Ibrox starlet Kieran Wright in the 57th minute with Kerr McInroy earning his first u-21 cap in the 71st minute when he replaced Andy Irving.
Turnbull made the Celtic starting XI for Celtic’s 2-0 win away to St Johnstone and could keep his place with Ryan Christie unavailable.
Neil Lennon will assess the availability of his squad on Thursday as they return from international duty as he prepares for the biggest domestic match of the season.
San Marino has a population of 33,000, with half of them female they have a fairly limited pool to draw on for their u-21 squad.