Norwich City loan defender Michael Turner out to prove he can cut it at Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich City defender Michael Turner scored on his home debut for loan club Sheffield Wednesday. Pic

Norwich City defender Michael Turner scored on his home debut for loan club Sheffield Wednesday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's on-loan defender Michael Turner is setting his sights on another successful crack at the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday.

Turner scored on his second outing for the Owls in the weekend's 3-2 league win over Fulham and is eligible for the Capital One Cup midweek trip to Premier League Newcastle. The 31-year-old sealed a season-long move to Yorkshire after falling out of favour at Carrow Road and Turner aims to prove he can cut it in the second tier over the coming months,

'It is still early days, we have shown signs of some good play and if we can keep that going results will turn,' he said. 'I feel there is potential to go on a run and put in good results. I've signed on loan until the end of the season so I can't look past that. I am here to play as many games as I can and help the team progress and that is my short term goal. I am prepared to work hard and earn my place in the team.

'I hadn't played a game in seven weeks before I came here so match fitness was probably a little bit short when I first came in. I trained for two weeks and it was good to have that bedding in period and finding my feet. I've really enjoyed my time here. I've been here for a month, the lads have been really welcoming, the team spirit is good and it's been easy to settle down.'

Turner, who was one of nine Norwich exports on loan duty at the weekend, feels he can forge a sturdy central defensive partnership with the highly-rated Tom Lees.

'I didn't know a great deal about him before I came here. I remember playing against him once last season for Norwich and he had a good game that day,' he told Wednesday's official site. 'I have heard good things about him and you can see what a good defender he is and he has huge potential. I think having that understanding and knowing each others roles is very important in defence.'

Turner spent two months at Fulham last season, but insisted there were no divided loyalties at Hillsborough.

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'I really enjoyed my time at Fulham. I played nine games and it is an excellent club but this is a new chapter for me,' he said.