St Patrick's Athletic sign winger Ian Turner from Limerick

Tue, Jul 25 2017

Turner in action for Limerick against Bohemians in a 1-0 defeat at the Market's Field earlier this season. Credit: Tom Beary

St Patrick's Athletic's summer recruitment continued today with the signing of winger Ian Turner until the end of the season following his release by Limerick.

 

The Cork native was a regular under previous manager Martin Russell after joining from Cork City during the off-season but has frozen out under new boss Neil McDonald.

 

The 28-year-old has failed to make the final match squad for the past three games and he last appeared on the bench, coincidentally, for the 2-2 draw with Pats late last month.

 

 

Earlier in the day, Limerick confirmed that the former Wilton United player had left the club by mutual consent.

 

“The club thanks Ian for his professionalism and dedication during his time here and wish him all the best for the future,” Limerick tweeted.

 

Turner's only goal of the season came after just three minutes of the opening game as he set Limerick on their way to a 5-1 win over Sligo Rovers, a game in which he also missed a penalty.

 

He's Liam Buckley's fourth new signing of the transfer window following the arrival of fan favourite Killian Brennan and Owen Garvan and Dutch defender Jordi Balk.

 

Turner trained with his new teammates on Tuesday morning and is expected to be available to join up with the matchday squad for Friday's trip to Drogheda United.