Turner Back In Training

Last updated : 20 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City's big central defender will return to full training at Ryton today after recovering from a knee ligament injury, sustained against Leeds, which has sidelined him for over two months.

Turner was hugely influential in City's early season form and was for a time the club's top scorer. Whether it is coincidence or not, since Turner injury and subsequent omission from the team they have been on a run of indifferent form.

He probably won't figure in Boothroyd's plans for the trip to QPR on Sunday, but he may play some part in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Birmingham City

The 22 year old Turner said to the CT: "I'm back in training with the lads and then I should be ready to play before too long."

"I presume Sunday will be too soon, I don't really know. The gaffer has asked me every now and again when will I be back and all I know is I am back in training today and we will take it from there."

"I don't know what his plans are and obviously I have got to prove that I am fit enough and playing well enough because there are lads who are fit and have been playing well. So it would be naive of me to think that I am back now so I will be playing on Sunday."

"There is more work to be done and hopefully I can get a reserve game in next week. I just want to put myself in a position where I am in the squad as soon as possible. If that can be Birmingham then great because it is the club I supported as a kid and it would be great to play at St Andrews, but I have got to be ready and that means I have to be fitter than people who have been training for six months without injuries."

Birmingham born Turner signed a new three and a half year contract with Coventry City in the week before Christmas which delighted his manager who said, "He is exactly the sort of player we want at this club. He is young, ambitious, talented and has got the right attitude."

"He's got everything. He's been a real mainstay of the team and I believe with his talent, attitude and temperament that he can all the way to the very top. So we are very pleased to have agreed a new contract with Ben and it is great news for the club."