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TURNER HOPING TO BUILD ON PROMISING START

14 September 2020

NEW Shrimps’ keeper Jake Turner is hoping his side can build on their promising start to the season when they face Oldham in the Carabao Cup second round at the Mazuma Stadium.

Turner’s two penalty shoot out saves played a big part in the Shrimps’ first round win at Grimsby and he is hoping to see his side continue their cup run on Tuesday with the possibility of a third round tie against his parent club Newcastle United or Blackburn Rovers on offer.

Turner said: “The first round game at Grimsby was a tough one but we got the win in the end and we can look forward to the Oldham game now. Although I haven’t thought too much about it, it would be great to face someone like Newcastle or Blackburn.

"It will be a tough game but if we play like we did at Grimsby and like we did at Cheltenham on Saturday there is no reason why we can't get the result we want.

"For me, the lads have done well and having the defence I have in front of me has helped me out because I haven’t had a great deal to do in games so far. When I’m called upon hopefully I can deliver the goods.’'

Looking at the season so far he said: "Playing first team football as a young lad in the league is a big step up in your career. I’ve always wanted to get out on loan to a league club and I’m glad to be here. I’ve been on loan at a couple of non league clubs but this is the next step in my career and hopefully I can do well and kick on again.’'


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