Turner backs Coventry to survive and thrive

Last updated : 05 September 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Ben Turner, who was sold to Championship rivals Cardiff City on the last day of the transfer window, has backed his old side to survive in the division this season and eventually thrive under the management of Andy Thorn and Steve Harrison.

Turner was full of praise for Coventry City and their manager Andy Thorn and  is looking forward to November 29th when he will return to The Ricoh Arena with his new club.

Turner said to the CT: “I loved every minute of my time at Coventry. The fact that I know when that fixture is shows I’m already looking forward to it because of how much I enjoyed my time at Coventry."

"I’ve got a lot of friends there so this is just a change of job. I think the gaffer is doing a fantastic job, especially considering seven or eight players left the club in the summer."

"They have lost the best goalie in the league, Aron Gunnarsson who has played nearly every game in centre midfield for the last three seasons, the captain Lee Carsley and top goal scorer Marlon King.

“There is only so much Andy Thorn can do but all the lads are on his side and he has got a great atmosphere there. He’s trying to do things the right way – there’s no doubt about that and he’s not accepting that they have to change the style of play."

"People can see what he’s trying to do and see that the team are good to watch. So the club need to back him because he and Steve Harrison are doing everything they can to take the club forward.”