Turnbull starred on his first Europa League start for the Hoops, scoring the winning goal while setting up another in a five-goal thriller against Lille in Glasgow, deciding the encounter with a 3-2 scoreline in the hosts’ favour.


The former Motherwell star has only started one Scottish Premiership game for Celtic since making the switch in August, but Stewart feels it is high time Lennon handed the 21-year-old more substantial game time.



Turnbull’s style of play is tailor-made for the way Celtic do their business on the pitch under Lennon,  according to Stewart, and the 39-year-old insists the starlet should be given a start in the Hoops’ upcoming league clash at Celtic Park against Kilmarnock on Sunday.


“David Turnbull was a ready-made player for Celtic that’s why I’m surprised it’s taken this long for him to get an opportunity”, Stewart said on BBC Sportsound



“He’s got to start at the weekend.”


Stewart also feels Celtic’s inspired win against the French side has given them something to hold on to and potentially kickstart the road to recovery after being in the midst of a rough patch of results. 



“Being pegged back twice and still going on to win the game, it gives Celtic something to cling on to.


“Neil Lennon now has some decisions to make about his team at the weekend.”


Celtic will be desperate for a win at home against Killie, with the Hoops having to settle for draws in both of their previous two league outings.