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UPDATED 10:00 16th August 2013

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MICHAEL Turner joined City in July 2012 from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee, putting pen-to-paper on a two-year deal.

A central defender with bags of Premier League experience, he represented both Hull City and the Black Cats with distinction at the highest level.

After beginning his career with Charlton Athletic, the Lewisham-born centre-half soon made a name for himself, and was awarded the Addicks’ Young Player of the Year in 2003-04.

A seven-game loan spell from Charlton to Leyton Orient in 2003 was followed by an initial one-month loan to Brentford, which led to Turner being signed permanently at Griffin Park for a nominal fee in November 2004.

His time at Brentford proved to be a huge success and after 110 appearances at Griffin Park, in which he scored three goals, the 6ft 4ins defender was signed to Phil Parkinson's Hull City in the summer of 2006.

Turner's performances were key for the Tigers in their 2007-08 campaign, in which they won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, and the rising star was named Player of the Season.

After his ever-present campaign for Hull City in their successful first stint in the Premier League in 2008-09, the defender secured a £4M move to north-east side Sunderland, amid calls from some quarters for an England call-up.
He played 77 times for the Black Cats, scoring one goal, which came in the 5-2 demolition of Wolves at the Stadium of Light in September 2009.

After a tough start to life at Carrow Road, he found his feet and formed a reliable central defensive partnership with Sebastien Bassong.

Injuries meant the second half of the year had a stop-start nature for Turner, although he did manage two goals towards the back end of the season against Swansea City and Arsenal.

He played 28 times in all competitions in his first season at the Club.

Turner formed a key part of the defence last year up until January 1, when he picked up a serious hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

He returned to the team in April, taking his number of appearances for the season up to 22 in all competitions.

The Lewisham-born defender signed a new two-year deal in the summer of 2014, before representing the Canaries in 23 Sky Bet Championship matches during the subsequent campaign.

Joining Fulham on loan in March 2015, Turner featured nine times for the Cottagers, scoring once.

He spent the 2015-16 season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, making 12 appearances.