Fulham boss Kit Symons has looked to East Anglia in an attempt to shore up his backline and prevent Fulham from sliding ever further into a relegation dogfight. In order to add steel to his defence, Symons has brought in vastly-experienced ex-Hull and Sunderland defender Michael Turner (31) on loan from Norwich City.

In 22 appearances (2049 minutes) for Norwich this season, Turner has scored one goal and provided one assist but it is for his defensive experience that Fulham have gained his signature. He has made 34 tackles this term from 44 attempts (77% success rate) and 59 interceptions of opponent passes and it will be this defensive experience and capability that Fulham will be turning to as they attempt to recreate that old adage that whilst £11m strikers win games, it’s defences that win trophies. Whilst no trophies are at stake, Turner, wh0 is expected to go straight into the Fulham first team on Saturday is relishing the chance to make a difference and help out his fellow Cottagers.

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