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David Turnbull believes Celtic skipper Scott Brown is the perfect example of how a talented young Scot's big-money move to Parkhead can work.

A knee issue in his medical scuppered the midfielder's transfer to Celtic in June 2019 but the Scottish champions agreed to pay Motherwell a similar fee to the potential £3.25milion on offer after the 21-year-old returned to full fitness after surgery.

The Fir Park club said the fee was nearly double their previous transfer record, which was the £1.75million received from Celtic for Phil O'Donnell in 1994. Brown joined Celtic from Hibs in 2007 for £4.4million, the highest transfer fee paid between two Scottish clubs.

"He has obviously been here for years," said Turnbull. "He came here as a young boy all those years ago and he is someone you can look up to. If I can do half as much as he has done it would be amazing."

Turnbull could make his debut against Motherwell at Parkhead tomorrow.

Meanwhile, The 'Aberdeen Eight' and Celtic's Boli Bolingoli have avoided immediate punishment for their breaches of coronavirus protocols.

All nine have been given three-match bans following a Scottish FA disciplinary hearing but the suspensions will only be invoked if they break the same regulations they were charged with before the end of February. Bolingoli and Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes, Scott McKenna, Sam Cosgrove, Craig Bryson, Bruce Anderson, Dylan McGeouch, Matty Kennedy and Michael Devlin - were accused of breaking SFA rules and bringing the game into disrepute.