Turner pleased with Boyd protege

The man who brought Boyd to Boro is delighted for his protégé. Former Boro boss Wayne Turner picked up the then 16-year-old after he was released by Premiership Charlton in September 2002. Although Turner (pictured left) only survived in the Boro hotseat

The man who brought Boyd to Boro is delighted for his protégé.

Former Boro boss Wayne Turner picked up the then 16-year-old after he was released by Premiership Charlton in September 2002.

Although Turner (pictured left) only survived in the Boro hotseat for a further four months, he has kept tabs on Boyd ever since.

Turner said: "I think it's fantastic business for Stevenage. They're selling someone for quarter of a million that cost them nothing.


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"George has come through the ranks and it's a big boost for the club and its Academy."

Turner continued: "I'm really pleased for George. He is so dedicated and was never fazed when he arrived. George is a great lad and a superb role model."

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Turner has managerial experience at both clubs having been assistant at Posh before taking the Boro job.

He added: "George is going from a physical league to a physical league. Peterborough want to go up and are determined to get promoted.

"It's a good stepping stone for him and I think it's a great move. There's extra pressure on him as the new boy but he could thrive on it. Barry (Fry) loves attacking football and that will suit George down to the ground.

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