Tuesday, 8 March 2011
302 Andy Turner
Position : Winger
Played : 2000-01 (on loan from Rotherham)
Appearances : 4
Goals : 0
Andy arrived on deadline day as the last attempt to fill the left wing berth. He had a decent pedigree having started out at Tottenham where he was on the fringe of the first team for four years interspersed with loan spells at Wycombe, Doncaster, Huddersfield and Southend. He was also the Premiership's youngest goalscorer for nearly 5 years from September 1992 until Michael Owen beat his record. He has two Irish Under-21 caps. In September 1996 he moved to Portsmouth for £250,000 and made 40 appearances until a dislocated ankle halted his progress. Crystal Palace risked £75,000 on him in October 1998 but he only made one substitute appearance for them and none at all on loan at Wolves. In the summer of 1999 he moved on to Rotherham for whom he managed 36 games scoring one goal. He had been on loan at Boston earlier in the season.
Andy looked to still have some ability but not much appetite for tracking back and you knew what was going to happen. I don't think he played a full 90 minutes for us and soon lost his place, Parkin preferring a square peg in Michael Oliver.
At the end of the season he dropped down to the Conference with Yeovil spending a year there with loan spells at Nuneaton and Kettering . He then had a spell at Tamworth before a brief League comeback with Northampton in 2003 consisting of 3 substitute appearances. He had short spells with Northwich and Moor Green before becoming player-coach of Chasetown FC.
Andy completes the 2000-01 season.