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Turner considering Wales switch

Ben Turner (Getty)
Turner has played every game for City so far this season

Coventry City defender Ben Turner is mulling over the possibility of representing Wales at Under-21 level.

The centre-half, who played for the England Under-19s in 2007, qualifies through his grandparents.

Turner, 21, told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "I got asked in the pre-season whether I'd consider it and I said I'd consider it.

"The manager, Mr Flynn, said he'd come and meet me but that hasn't actually happened so I'm not really sure."

Turner added: "If I played for Wales I wouldn't want to dwell in the Under-21s. I'd want to kick on and get into that squad."

Can he play for the under-21s? Absolutely

Chris Coleman

Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman was capped 32 times for Wales and has given Turner his backing.

"Can he play for the under-21s? Absolutely," he said. "I've spoken with Brian Flynn. Brian's a good manager and he'll make his own choice.

"He asked me about Ben, was he available, and he is. So who knows, he may just get the call up."

Coventry's next match is away to Blackpool in the Championship on Saturday, 29 August. Full match commentary will be available from Bloomfield Road on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.



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