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"I want to help the club, I'm grateful for the times I've had before and I'm desperate to play games." Coventry City's Ben Turner

18 November 2015

Turner spoke for the first time since his return from Cardiff and is eager to help the club and get over his injury nightmare...

Coventry City's Ben Turner is eager to put his injury nightmare behind him and help his former club maintain their good form.

Turner completed the paperwork today on a loan move from Cardiff City until January 3rd after coming back from a long-term ankle problem.

The defender was delighted to sign the deal to return to the club and is adamant that his injury is behind him.

"I'm pleased to be here," Turner said.

"It's something I've had opportunity to do in the last couple of weeks and I feel ready now to step up and play competitive first team games - I'm delighted to be back.

"It's been the toughest period of my career to date, I've had a bad 12 months with my left ankle. But I'm very happy with the surgery I've had, it's been a full on fix and I feel great. I want to show everyone I'm fit and ready to take my career in right direction again.

"We worked hard to get to the Premier League with Cardiff, then to play that season in the top flight was a great experience, one I'll always remember. Ever since then I had trouble with this ankle but now I'm ready to draw a line under that and get moving in the right direction."


Turner also revealed that during his time away from City, he would always keep eyes on the club's results and follow them when he could.

From a far, Turner has been impressed by the work that manager Tony Mowbray has done and is eager to get on the training pitch to prove himself once again.

He continued: "I want to help the club, I'm grateful for the times I've had before and I'm desperate to play games.

"It's easy to say, but the City score is always the next game I look for ever since I left. I still have friends in the city and the manager is doing a fantastic job. I really want to do well, play some games and help the club.

"I can't wait to get out onto the training pitches."

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