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Iain Turner

Iain Turner

Signed: 11/01/12
Born: Stirling 26/01/84

On loan until end of season 2011-12
Goalkeeper Iain Turner joined Dunfermline on 11th January 2012 on a loan deal from Football League One club, Preston North End. The 27 year old has represented the Scotland under-21 team, the Scotland B team and been selected for the full Scotland squad. He lost his first team place after injuring his foot in November 2011 and German Thorsten Stuckmann was brought in.

A product of Riverside BC, Turner was signed by Everton from Stirling Albion in March 2003 for £50,000. He has been capped for Scotland B, Scotland under-21, under-18 and under-16. He only played six games for Everton in the eight years at Goodison and was loaned out to Chester City, Doncaster Rovers, Wycombe Wanderers, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City.

The Stirling born keeper found national fame when he was sent off after only nine minutes during his Premier League debut for the Toffees against Blackburn Rovers, after picking up a header from one of his own defenders, Alan Stubbs, outside the penalty area.

Turner signed for Preston North End on a 93 day emergency loan on 9 February 2011, replacing Andy Lonergan, the regular Preston goalkeeper who left to join Leeds United. On leaving Everton he signed a one year contract at Preston on 29 July 2011 and famously scored his first ever career goal in 86th minute of a league match against Notts County, sending a long ball bouncing over the head of his opposite number Stuart Nelson..

Made 4 appearances with one shut out before a back spasm ruled him out for remainder of the season.

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