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Turner Staying A Toffee

Everton manager David Moyes has rejected claims young stopper Iain Turner will be joining the Owls on a permanent basis next season - claiming he has a big future at the club.

Wednesday boss Brian Laws revealed earlier in the week that he was hopeful of getting the young Scottish international on a permanent deal for the start of next season after impressing in the Owls' number one jersey this term.

But Moyes has revealed that he will return to Goodison Park when his loan deal at S6 expires in a month's time and is likely to be the second choice stopper behind Tim Howard for next season following rumours of Richard Wright leaving the Merseyside club in the summer.

Moyes told the Sheffield Star: 'Iain has done very well. We are very pleased with the reports on him. He has a future with us. He is on loan and will return here.'

Turner's arrival at Hillsborough has helped spark a fine run of form which has seen Wednesday unbeaten and the Scottish stopper earn a call up to the full Scottish national side as a reward for his efforts.

He also enjoyed a loan spell at Championship rivals Crystal Palace earlier in the season, with Peter Taylor also expressing a desire to sign him permanently come the summer.

And the Owls could see the last of Turner in the home game with Coventry City on April 21, with Everton likely to re-call the stopper for the clash with Manchester United the following week - as Tim Howard is unable to play.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 31 2007

Time: 10:45AM

Your Comments

Oh well we need to turn our attentions elsewhere and get it sorted quick
newman87
very dissappointing, might have been getting ideas above our station, need to get this keeper situation sorted though asap
ozzietheowl
Maybe but it's always good to go for the best.
nickswfc
Don't worry, we're signing Hartlepool's Number 1! Everything's going to be absolutely fine.
onedeaddj
How has he been doing? he will be our number 2 next year, is he good enough?
EvertonMike
 

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