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Dan Turner desperate to help the club steer away from relegation zone

5 March 2018

19 year old striker, Dan Turner, says it would "mean a lot" to him to help Port Vale rise up the table and is hungry to get a run of games under his belt.

Port Vale are currently without a win in 2018 and sit just five points above the relegation zone, but Turner wants to do all he can to help secure the clubs status in League 2 for next season. He explained it means a lot more to him having progressed through the clubs ranks as a youngster. 

"I've grown up and been here since I was about eight years old. To get out of this mess would mean a lot to me, probably more than it would to other people.

"It would be massive (winning at Grimsby), it's one of them cliches, it's a six pointer really.

"They're down there and we're down there, whatever happens there's still a lot of games to go so there's still a lot of points to pick up."

Turner, who has scored three goals this season, joined Tamworth on a month's loan in January and made just three appearances for the club, which the striker said "wasn't the best".

Neil Aspin confirmed he sent the 19 year old on loan to gain more experience, however a change in manager at Tamworth limited Turner's chances, but the striker is hungry and determined to prove his worth now he's back at Vale.

"I'm still confident in myself, still confident in my ability. I think I've shown that in the reserve game the other week, I've still got talent.

"It would mean a lot (starting), obviously if the manager put the trust in me, I'd just have to go out there and show him why I should be in the squad and why I should be in the team.

"I do think I've got a point to prove. To be honest, when he's given me chances at the start when he did come in first, I can't say I played well because I don't think I played well, so I can see why he's taken me out. But I've got a massive point to prove now and I'm really hungry."

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