What The Papers Say - September 5
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Iain Turner has told David Moyes that he wants to go out on loan from Everton.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper has been on the bench during the opening weeks of the season as deputy for first-choice Tim Howard.
But Turner has fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park following the deadline-day arrival of Carlo Nash from Wigan Athletic.
Now the Scotland under-21 international has informed Moyes that he needs regular first-team football after missing almost all of last season with a serious hip injury.
Turner was signed from Stirling Albion in July 2003 and has since made six senior appearances for Everton, the last coming in the 4-2 home defeat to Manchester United in April 2007. The youngster has enjoyed previous loan spells at Chester City, Doncaster Rovers, Wycombe Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday.
And Moyes will almost certainly grant Turner his request, as well as allowing fellow young reserve goalkeeper John Ruddy to also go out on loan.
Stephen Hunt has raged over the denial of one golden career opportunity in recent weeks but the prospect of another at international level has helped him to begin the process of healing.
The Reading midfielder endured a frustrating summer and when his £5m move to Everton failed to materialise before Monday's transfer deadline, he was not afraid to voice his displeasure. The Championship will be his home for at least four months.
Yet the injury to Newcastle's Damien Duff has thrust him back to centre stage with the Republic of Ireland and tomorrow against Georgia, when he will start on the left flank.