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Club & Country benefits for returning Turner?

Ben Turner and Aron Gunnarsson return to the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night as part of a Cardiff City side who have enjoyed a good start to the season, in contrast to their former club with the Sky Blues languishing in the relegation zone of the Championship.

Both players should received a warm reception but it is Turner whose departure was the most disappointing for Coventry fans, despite the sound financial reasons behind it and the fact that his centre-half position is one of the few where Andy Thorn has genuine strength in depth.

Indeed his absence from November onwards last season was a key factor in the Sky Blues' decline in fortunes under Aidy Boothroyd after a bright start to the campaign.

Very much a man of the Midlands, Turner could soon be playing both club and international football in Wales, his move to Cardiff having highlighted once again the existence of a Welsh grandmother and eligibility for the national team.

Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay has said:
'If it was me, I'd cap him tomorrow to make sure I have him.

'He is someone that I knew well before his injury but he was out for a long period of time.

'I knew I wasn't going to be able to put him straight in but I also knew that if I'd waited for him to play six games for Coventry someone else would have got him first.

'I knew the talent he was and the potential that would be there for the future of Cardiff City.'

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The Journalist

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Date:Sunday November 20 2011

Time: 6:18PM


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