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Turnbull returns to action for Motherwell after knee surgery

Midfielder makes first appearance of the season after injury wrecked summer move to Celtic.

Turnbull returns to action for Motherwell after knee surgery SNS

David Turnbull made his first appearance of the season following knee surgery as Motherwell lost 2-1 to St Mirren in the Premiership.

The midfielder, who saw a move to Celtic collapse last summer after the injury was detected, came on in the 71st minute.

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson said the club would be cautious with the 20-year-old as they reintroduced him to the team.

He said: “It was good to see David back. That’s probably the limit of where he is in terms of game time.

“We’ve got a free week now where we can get him fitter. But David is not ready to start football matches.

“Believe me, if he was ready, he’d be starting, because I could think of no one better to start for us.

“The long-term future of David Turnbull and Motherwell is more important than a short-term fix.”