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Chester FC: Paul Turnbull signs two-year deal from Barrow AFC

Published date: 08 June 2017 |
Published by: Charlie Croasdale
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Paul Turnbull 

PAUL TURNBULL declared he is a ‘winner’ who wants Chester to aim for the play-offs next season.

The tenacious central midfielder has signed for Chester on a two-year deal from Barrow, whose manager Paul Cox had wanted to extend Turnbull’s stay with the Bluebirds, but he informed them he wished to make the switch to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

Turnbull was a key performer for Barrow last term, making 36 appearances, and has made a name for himself as a real leader on the pitch after successful spells with Stockport County, Lincoln City and Macclesfield Town.

Handforth-based Turnbull is the second player to jump ship from Barrow to sign for Chester in the past week, after striker Ross Hannah re-joined the club.

“We want to be at the other end of the table next season,” said 28-year-old Turnbull, who has vowed to help the Blues significantly improve on last year’s 19th placed finish. 

“When the club are signing your likes of Ross, Andy Halls, John McCombe, they are all experienced players like myself and hopefully we can push on.

“Play-offs has to be the main aim this season. We’ve got a goalscorer in Ross and we’ve got experience now across the team, players who know the league.

“Ross is a top lad and so are McCombe and Halls too, good players and top lads, so hopefully we can be challenging there at the right end of the division.

“I’m here to win. I’m not here to mess about, or challenging around the wrong end of the table. We want to be pushing ourselves and winning games of football.”

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