Southport have signed 33-year-old goalkeeper Iain Turner, who will also take the position as the club’s Goalkeeping Coach.

Through his career, Iain has made 71 Football League appearances as well as 4 Premier League appearances for Everton. Iain also represented Scotland at U21 level. Iain has played for a number of clubs in his career including Chester, Sheffield Wednesday, Preston North End, Coventry City and Sheffield United. He spent last season at Tranmere Rovers having joined in 2015.

Manager Alan Lewer said: “We’re very happy to bring Iain on board and we think we have two very good goalkeepers now in the squad. We know he’s a great ‘keeper, Mark [Wright] and I knew Iain from Chester and we’ve been talking to him for about 6 weeks. Iain had been talking to a couple of National League clubs and waiting for things to materialise, but we kept in contact, we told him how much we wanted him here and we’re delighted to sign him.

“Iain will be competing with Mark [Halstead] for the number 1 spot. It’s a great scenario to have them both challenging and fighting for the number 1 shirt and we think it’ll bring out the best in both of them.”


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