David Turnbull is the latest ‘Well youngster to be called up for the Scotland set-up after the midfielder was named in the U19s squad for their games against France.
The Wishaw-born youngster, an Academy graduate who signed professional back in 2015 and recently extended his ‘Well deal to 2019, only turned eighteen back in July but has been a standout performer in Stephen Craigan’s side over the past two seasons.
So much so, he has hovered on the fringes of the first-team squad and has been named on the substitutes bench on seven different occasions, but has yet to make his top-team debut.
That hasn’t deterred U19s Head Coach Donald Park, who has added Turnbull to his 20-man squad for the double header against France early next month.
[pullquote]The call-up is also another feather in the cap for our Academy, who now have a player actively involved with every single Scottish Youth International squad from Under 16s, Under 17s, Under 19s and Under 21s.[/pullquote]
Motherwell U20s boss Stephen Craigan said: “We’re all delighted for David that his performances for Motherwell have been recognised and he now has a chance to show what he can do for Scotland.
“It’ll be two great games to test himself and will hopefully give him even more hunger to kick on both at Motherwell and with his country.”
Academy Director Scott Leitch added: “This is fantastic for David and obviously everyone at the Academy is over the moon that another one of our own is getting to represent his country at this level.
“The call-up is also another feather in the cap for our Academy, who now have a player actively involved with every single Scottish Youth International squad from Under 16s, Under 17s, Under 19s and Under 21s.
“We wish him and the squad well for both games against France.”