Wayne Turner (footballer)
|Full name||Wayne Leslie Turner|
|Date of birth||9 March 1961|
|Place of birth||Luton, England|
|1981||→ Lincoln City (loan)||18||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Luton, Turner graduated from local team Lewsey Youth in 1978 to play for the town's senior team, Luton Town. After three seasons as a squad player, Turner was sent out on loan to Lincoln City, an experience that benefited him – on his return, he became a first-team regular for Luton.
After three years in the Luton midfield, Turner was sold to Coventry City, who in turn sold him to Brentford after only one season. After two years with Brentford, he dropped out of the Football League to play for Barnet.
Coaching and management
Turner started his coaching career while still at Barnet. In 1992, he took the opportunity to return to Luton Town to become part of David Pleat's coaching staff. In 1995, Lennie Lawrence promoted him to the position of assistant manager. He quit this position after two years and was briefly unemployed before becoming the assistant manager of Wycombe Wanderers. In 1999, he joined Peterborough United and served there for three years until 2002.
He was appointed as manager of Football Conference side Stevenage Borough in February 2002, although his employment was terminated after less than a year. In 2003 Turner joined the scouting team of Leicester City and in 2006 he moved on to become a scout for Crystal Palace.
- Competitive matches only.
|Stevenage Borough||27 February 2002||1 February 2003||52||18||9||25||34.62|
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