Iain Turner

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Iain Turner
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Turner in action for Everton (2009)
Surname Iain Ross Turner
birthday January 26, 1984
place of birth StirlingScotland
size 191 cm
position goalkeeper
Years station
until 2000 Riverside BC
2000-2003 Stirling Albion
2003 Everton FC
Years station Games (goals) 1
2002-2003 Stirling Albion 13 (0)
2003-2011 Everton FC 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 FC 0 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2004-2005 Scotland U-21 6 (0)
2006-2009 Scotland B 2 (0)
1 Only league games are given.
As of February 8, 2014

Iain Ross Turner (born January 26, 1984 in Stirling ) is a Scottish football player . The goalkeeper was in the service of Everton FC from 2003 to 2011 . He has been playing for Barnsley FC since January 2014 .


Turner joined Stirling Albion from the Riverside Boys Club in 2000 , who were then playing in the Scottish Football League Third Division . He made his adult debut in the 2002/03 season and had 13 league games by the end of the year. After convincing head coach David Moyes of his skills in a trial training session with the Northern England first division club Everton FC in December 2002 , Turner moved to Liverpool in January 2003 for £ 50,000 .

At Everton, he was first used in the youth and reserve team and was on the bench four times in Premier League games due to injury-related absence in the 2002/03 season. In February 2004 he was loaned to the fifth division Chester City for some time and contributed his part to the club's rise to Football League Two . While employment opportunities at Everton as "number 3" behind Nigel Martyn and Richard Wright were also out of reach in the 2004/05 season, he was called up several times for the Scottish U-21 national team and gained further experience in spring 2005 on loan with the Doncaster Rovers . With a new three-year contract in the summer, he was loaned to Wycombe Wanderers for a month in November 2005 . On February 8, 2006 he finally made a competitive debut for Everton. Because Wright was injured in the warm-up before the FA Cup four-round replay against Chelsea , Turner took the place between the posts but could not prevent the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge . A few days later he was also used for the first time in the Premier League when he was on the starting line-up in the 1-0 win against Blackburn Rovers . However, his league debut lasted just nine minutes, then he was dismissed because he is a head return of his front's Alan Stubbs had repelled outside the box by hand.

On the last two match days of the 2005/06 season he came back to train, but the arrival of goalkeeper Tim Howard from Manchester United for the 2006/07 season reduced further opportunities considerably. In the course of the season, as in previous years, he spent time on loan at lower-class professional clubs, Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday were the places of residence. His only Premier League appearance during the season took place under controversial circumstances. Because of a gentlemen's agreement between coaches Alex Ferguson and Moyes, Everton waived the use of Tim Howard in the game against Manchester United, his former club, from which he was firmly signed in February 2002. The debate about this process, which took place in the battle for the championship between United and Chelsea FC , received additional fuel after Turner made it possible for Manchester to score the 2-0 through a mistake and they finally won the game 4-2 .

In March 2007 Turner was invited by the new national coach Alex McLeish for the first time in the Scottish national team, but Craig Gordon and Allan McGregor were in the matchday squad in the subsequent European Championship qualifiers against Georgia and Italy . Injuries characterized the following two seasons, only 22 months after his use against ManUtd he came back to a competitive game in March 2009 while on loan at Nottingham Forest . In May 2009, he moved back to the national team, in a B international match against Northern Ireland he was substituted in during the second half. Meanwhile, Howard and Carlo Nash were ahead of him in the goalkeeping hierarchy in Everton , a situation that did not change after the departure of Nash and the signing of the Slovak national goalkeeper Ján Mucha in the summer of 2010. Although he did not go beyond appearances in the reserve team, he was nominated for a friendly game between the Scottish national team and Sweden in August 2010 and was on the bench for the first time. A few days later, a month-long loan to the second division Coventry City followed , during which he came to two missions. In February 2011 he was awarded for the eighth and last time during his time at Everton, the loan club was the relegation-threatened second division Preston North End . There he replaced Andy Lonergan in goal, but ultimately missed relegation significantly.

At the end of the season, he declined to renew his contract with Everton and he left the club after eight years and six competitive games. Turner's new employer was Preston North End, where he was one of the top performers for the first few weeks and also scored his first professional with a long tee against Notts County . At the beginning of November 2011 he broke his leg during training and was out for several weeks. Because of this injury, Preston signed Thorsten Stuckmann , who kept his place in goal even after Turner had recovered. In January 2012 Turner was therefore awarded to the Scottish first division club Dunfermline Athletic , where he will briefly represent the injured regular goalkeeper Paul Gallacher . In May 2012, he was among the 21 players who were weeded out by coach Graham Westley .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. menmedia.co.uk: United make Howard defense (May 11, 2007)
  2. Barry J. Hugman (Ed.): The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009-10 . Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 2009, ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0 , pp. 416 .
  3. bbc.co.uk: Preston boss hails goalkeeper Iain Turner (Aug. 30, 2011)
  4. bbc.co.uk: Preston North End seek Iain Turner replacement (Nov. 3, 2011)
  5. bbc.co.uk: Preston keeper Iain Turner joins Dunfermline on loan (Jan. 11, 2012)
  6. bbc.co.uk: Graham Westley wields the ax at Preston North End (May 10, 2012)