Iain Turner

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Iain Turner
Ian Turner.jpg
Turner playing for Everton
Personal information
Full name Iain Ross Turner[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-26) 26 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
2000–2002 Kippen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Stirling Albion 13 (0)
2003–2011 Everton 4 (0)
2004 Chester City (loan) 12 (0)
2005 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 8 (0)
2005 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Crystal Palace (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 11 (0)
2009 Nottingham Forest (loan) 3 (0)
2010 Coventry City (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Preston North End (loan) 17 (0)
2011–2012 Preston North End 11 (1)
2012 Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Barnsley 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Scotland U21 6 (0)
2004 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:23, 10 May 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 May 2009

Iain Ross Turner (born 26 January 1984, in Stirling) is a Scottish football goalkeeper who currently is a Free Agent following his release by Barnsley. He has represented the Scotland under-21 team, the Scotland B team and been selected for the full Scotland squad. Turner previously played for Stirling Albion, Everton and several other clubs on loan.

Club career[edit]

Born in Stirling, Turner arrived at Everton after impressing with his local team, Stirling Albion, signing for £50,000 in March 2003.[2] The Scotland under-21 international, also capped at under-16 and under-18 level, has spent time gaining experience on loan at Chester City[3] (where he won a Conference National championship medal in 2004), Doncaster Rovers, Wycombe Wanderers[4] and Crystal Palace.[5]

Turner found national fame when he was sent off after only nine minutes during his Premier League debut for the Toffees against Blackburn Rovers, after picking up a header from one of his own defenders, Alan Stubbs, outside the penalty area.[6]

He signed for Sheffield Wednesday on a month's loan in February 2007[7] making his debut at home in the win against Southend United on 24 February 2007. Prior to Turner signing for Sheffield Wednesday, the club had failed to win in nine games. His arrival at the club sparked an upturn in form[8] and he helped them to avoid defeat in each of the eleven games in which he played during his loan spell. In March 2009 Turner signed for Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the 2008-09 season.[9] During his spell at Forest, Turner saved a penalty hit by Jamal Campbell-Ryce in a league match between Forest and Barnsley.[10] In August 2010 he signed on a month emergency loan to Coventry City as back-up to Keiren Westwood.[citation needed] Turner signed for Preston North End on a 93 day emergency loan on 9 February 2011, replacing Andy Lonergan, the regular Preston goalkeeper.[11]

After Lonergan left Preston to join Leeds United,[12] Turner signed a one year contract with Preston on 29 July 2011.[13] On 27 August 2011, Turner scored his first ever career goal in the 86th minute of a league match against Notts County, sending a long ball bouncing over the head of his opposite number Stuart Nelson.[14] Turner suffered an injury to his foot on 3 November 2011.[15] Preston then signed a new goalkeeper from Germany, Thorsten Stuckmann, who kept Turner out of the first team when he returned from injury.[16] Turner was loaned to Dunfermline Athletic in January 2012,[16] but this contract was cancelled after he suffered an injury in training.[17] In May 2012, Turner was released from the club after being told his contract would not be renewed.[18]

On 30 January 2014, Turner signed a short-term contract with Barnsley.[19]

International career[edit]

Turner represented the Scotland B side in May 2009.[20] He was called up in August 2010 as a replacement for the injured David Marshall, and was in and out of the squad under Craig Levein.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 622. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "Turner worth £50,000". BBC Sport. 1 March 2003. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chester take Turner on loan". BBC Sport. 5 February 2004. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Everton keeper loaned to Wycombe". BBC Sport. 9 November 2005. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Palace pounce for Everton keeper". BBC Sport. 16 November 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Everton 1-0 Blackburn". BBC Sport. 11 February 2006. 
  7. ^ "Everton keeper Turner joins Owls". BBC Sport. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Turner extends loan". Everton FC. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Forest sign Everton keeper Turner". BBC Sport. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Barnsley 1 - 1 Nottm Forest". Nottingham Forest F.C. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Keeper Iain Turner joins Preston on loan from Everton". BBC Sport. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Lonergan Joins United". leedsunited.com (Leeds United A.F.C.). 25 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Preston North End sign goalkeeper Iain Turner". BBC Sport (BBC). 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Preston 2-0 Notts County". BBC Sport (BBC). 27 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Preston North End seek Iain Turner replacement". BBC Sport (BBC). 3 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Preston keeper Iain Turner joins Dunfermline on loan". BBC Sport (BBC). 11 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Iain Turner returns to Preston from Dunfermline following injury". BBC Sport (BBC). 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Summer Change Programme Underway". Preston North End F.C. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Iain Turner Joins Barnsley". Barnsley FC. 30 January 2014. 
  20. ^ Halliday, Stephen (7 May 2009). "Scotland B 3–0 N Ireland B : Debutant Boyd shines as Scotland B outing proves worthwhile for Burley". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 

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