Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has given his verdict on David Turnbull signing a new deal at Fir Park this week.

The midfielder has penned fresh terms with the club, which was revealed as an add-on to the club’s mini-documentary detailing his comeback from injury.

The 20-year-old is now contracted with the club until 2022, and may well mean he sticks around for a little while longer at the club.

Turnbull’s new contract pleasantly surprised fans this week (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Turnbull of course, was on the brink of joining Celtic last summer, only for the move to fall through after an issue with his knee came up at the medical stage.

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He required surgery, and he only returned to action against St Mirren a couple of weeks ago. He is still some way off starting a game, but having him back in the picture even in a small playing capacity is undoubtedly a boost for The Well.

Speaking about the starlet, a delighted but realistic Robinson said: “A player of that quality committing to Motherwell… I still believe there’ll be a lot of interest in David, I have no doubt about that when you’ve got this kind of talent on your hands – it shows where David is in his mind.

“He’s very focused on getting back to full fitness and to do the best he can for Motherwell and what will be after that, will be.

Robinson is delighted over Turnbull’s show of commitment (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“His natural talent will probably take him to higher reaches in the game, but in the meantime we will enjoy him when he’s fully fit.

“I think he has to be credited. Most agents in football let your contracts run out and see what’s there. There’s a risk element in doing that for the player, they’re entitled to do that but, I think it just shows what a grounded young man he is.

“I think it speaks volumes. In the modern age, footballers are renowned for grabbing every bit of money there is – he doesn’t come into that category at all, it’s very refreshing.”

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