Cardiff defender Turner set for Coventry return

Date published: Monday 16th November 2015 10:05 - Pete O'Rourke

Ben Turner: Burton target

Cardiff City defender Ben Turner is set to rejoin former club Coventry City on loan, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Turner came through the ranks at Coventry and made over 75 appearances for the club before joining Cardiff in 2011 in a £750,000 deal.

Turner established himself as a key figure in the Cardiff City upon his arrival, scoring in the League Cup final defeat to Liverpool and also helping the club win promotion to the Premier League in the 2012-13 season.

Turner has endured a difficult time with injuries in recent times, missing the majority of last season with an ankle injury and alsothe opening four months of this season.

The 27-year-old is now back to fitness, however, and has featured in a couple of Under-21s games for Cardiff in recent weeks.

Cardiff boss Russell Slade is happy to loan out Turner on a short-term basis so that he get some vaulable first-team experience under his belt before coming back to challenge for a spot in his starting XI.

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray is in the market for a new central defender to fill the void left by Reda Johnson’s injury. The Sky Blues¬†hope to agree a deal for Turner before next weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with Gillingham

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