Michael Turner warns Norwich City face a tough final day task against loan club Fulham

Norwich City defender Michael Turner signed off his Fulham loan spell with a goal for the Cottagers

Norwich City defender Michael Turner signed off his Fulham loan spell with a goal for the Cottagers in their 4-3 Championship win over Middlesbrough. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City defender Michael Turner insists Fulham can turn on the style in a final day Championship trip to his parent club after signing off a Cottagers' loan spell in style.

Turner is ineligible to face the Canaries in this weekend's Championship finale under the terms of his short-term move to Craven Cottage, which ended with a goalscoring flourish in the Whites' 4-3 win over City's promotion rivals Middlesbrough on a landmark occasion for the 31-year-old's family.

'It was the first game my daughter's been to so it was a special moment for my family and it was a great way for me to sign off for the season,' he said. 'The ball went over my head and then Hutchy (Shaun Hutchinson) made a good header against his man and I turned around it was there nicely, so I just nodded it in and away we go. I was quite near the line so I thought maybe it was offside but I saw the linesman running off so I ran the other way.

'I came here with the club sort of half looking over their shoulder at relegation, and I always felt that would never be an issue really. Obviously we'd have liked to have put it to bed earlier, it dragged out a little bit.

'Everyone at the club has been really welcoming and I've thoroughly enjoyed my time, even though it was just a short period. It's been very much enjoyable and one I'll always remember.

'It will be a tough game away at Norwich but another game where we can just go and express ourselves, so it's one to look forward to I think.'

Turner, speaking to Fulham's official site, insists the Cottagers proved against Boro they are in a false position in the league table.

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'Particularly the first half I thought we were excellent,' he said. 'We won a lot of the first and second balls and I think we dictated most of the half really.

'They're a quality team and they had to win and come at us second half. They put quite a bit of pressure on but we came through it in the end, so we're all delighted.

'There was no pressure on us going into it as we were safe after the (Millwall) result in midweek. We've put in a lot of hard work over the last few weeks to secure our status for next season, which was certainly the aim when I first came in. We're delighted with the performance and the result on Saturday.

'We've got so much quality in this team. Before I came here I was surprised at the position Fulham were in, so I think the team can learn a whole lot from this season and hopefully take it into a successful year next season.'

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