Norwich City defender Michael Turner says he wants more first team football at Sheffield Wednesday this year, according to the Diss Mercury.
The 31-year-old won promotion with the Canaries but did not feature heavily in the squad, and was snapped up by the Owls on loan this week.
He also spent time away from Carrow Road last season with Fulham, where he made nine appearances under Kit Symons.
Despite interest from bitter rivals Sheffield United, he chose Carlos Carvalhal’s Owls in a bid for first-team football and is in contention for a starting spot against Middlesbrough this afternoon.
He told Diss Mercury: “First team football on a regular basis is what I want and my aim is to get that here at Sheffield Wednesday.
“It wasn’t quite working out for me at Norwich so coming here is the right thing for me at this stage of my career.
“I have a lot of experience and that is key at any level. Hopefully I can help make a difference.
“I have joined the club at what seems a really exciting time, with the new manager, new coach and a really positive feeling around the place.”
Wednesday have already made a number of smart signings this summer, including Lewis McGugan, Darryl Lachman and Daniel Pudil.
Turner is a good Championship centre-half and is a decent addition to the Owls’ ranks, as they hope to build on their excellent defensive record from last year.
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