Motherwell star David Turnbull has been named the 2018/19 Scottish Football Writer’s Young Player of the Year, becoming only the second ‘Well player to win the award.

The award was confirmed by Motherwell’s official Twitter account earlier today and sees Turnbull join James McFadden as winners from the Steelmen.

26th January 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Motherwell; Martin Woods of Dundee turns the ball inside of David Turnbull of Motherwell

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Turnbull has made 25 league starts,  scoring 13 goals and contributing six assists, to become one of Scottish football’s hottest young talents.

The 19-year-old has had a phenomenal season for the Fir Park side and was one of two Motherwell players up for the award with Jake Hastie also nominated.

27th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Dundee; David Turnbull of Motherwell celebrates after scoring for 1-1 in the 11th minute

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Turnbull, a lifelong ‘Well fan, picked up his award at a glittering bash in Glasgow last night and ends Kieran Tierney’s run of three consecutive wins.

Winning the award will no doubt lead to some interest in signing the teenage and Motherwell could well end up with a fight on their hands to keep Turnbull at Fir Park.

16th March 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Motherwell; Vykintas Slivka of Hibernian and David Turnbull of Motherwell

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After already losing Jake Hastie to Rangers, losing Turnbull this summer too would be a hammer blow for Stephen Robinson’s side – even if it lands them a sizeable transfer fee in the process.

With one more game left in the campaign for Motherwell, fans will be hoping they aren’t watching Turnbull’s swansong in claret and amber.

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