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Turton Is Improving

23 July 2013

Baker on midfield maybe Ollie Turton

Neil Baker, the club’s assistant manager, says that Oliver Turton is improving all the time in his midfield role and he has faith in the Altrincham-based youngster pushing the likes of Abdul Osman and Anthony Grant all the way for a starting place in Steve Davis’ side.

Turton grew in stature against Stafford last night and Baker says that if the 20-year-old can add goals to his game then he could push Osman and Grant all the way for a starting place.

Baker, who has continued to champion Turton as a midfield player rather than right-back said: “Ollie has played full-back for many years but I didn’t think he would become a regular in our team in that position.

“I thought he could play in central midfield and that is what football is about. We debate and discuss things and have different opinions. I think he is improving as a midfield player and we have faith in the boy.

“At the end of the day, it is down to him, like it is with all of them. We can’t do it for them. It is just a question of him becoming more consistent and if he can and goals to his game then he could keep others out of the team.

He added: “He had a chance against Blackburn, another against Chester and he is getting into good positions. If Ollie can score goals then he has a good chance of playing in the team because his football is good enough.”

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