Michael Turner seeks a fresh start after swapping Norwich City for Sheffield Wednesday
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Michael Turner is looking forward to sampling that special Hillsborough atmosphere on a regular basis after swapping Norwich City for Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan deal.
Turner was well down the pecking order at Carrow Road under Alex Neil and despite featuring during the club's pre-season preparations had not been involved in any of the Canaries' opening league or cup games.
Turner spent the end of last season on loan at Fulham and is relishing another crack at the Championship ahead of this weekend's home game against Middlesbrough.
The 31-year-old had been touted with Sheffield's city rivals earlier this summer but believes the Owls are a club on the up.
'First team football on a regular basis is what I want and my aim is to get that here at Sheffield Wednesday,' he said. '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.'
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Turner, speaking to the Owls' official site, is confident his new club is geared up for a successful season.
'It's a huge club with a fantastic fan base and I'm really looking forward to it,' said the experienced central defender, who will wear the number three shirt. 'I've played here before about five or six times and I have always been struck by the place, by the atmosphere, and now I want to experience that as a Sheffield Wednesday player.'
Owls' chief Carlos Carvalhal feels the seasoned Turner is a perfect addition.
'Turner has come to the club because he can give energy, he is a strong personality and he likes to win,' he said. 'He brings a lot of experience to the team and that is very welcome. We need these type of players, we have a lot of games coming up and when we call on him to help the team, he will be ready.
'We understood that we needed to bring in one more defender and we have brought in someone who has experience and who knows the Championship.
'I am sure he can add to the positive environment of the team.'