Dunfermline: Kyle Turner moves to Airdrieonians on loan


KYLE TURNER has left Dunfermline to sign for League One Airdrieonians on loan for the remainder of the season.

This afternoon the club confirmed the 23-year-old will move to the Diamonds while Kyle MacDonald, who signed for the Pars for the North Lanarkshire side in January, will remain at the East End.

Prior to the suspension of championship football, the terms of MacDonald’s decision included an agreement to join Airdrie on loan for the remainder of the season, but he will remain with Stevie Crawford as Turner moves out.

Turner joined Athletic from Stranraer in the summer of 2019 and, in his debut season, scored five goals in 33 appearances before the campaign was prematurely cut short due to Covid-19.

At the start of the current season, the midfielder was a regular on Crawford’s side, impressive as the Pars reached the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup, losing only to future winners St Johnstone on penalties, and consolidated their place in the promotion game. off the premises.

He was named the SPFL Championship Player of the Month for November – which included an impressive performance in a 2-1 win over leaders Hearts – but, after the goalless draw against Ayr United in January, only played in none of Dunfermline’s next five games. Games.

He emerged as an 80th-minute substitute for Saturday’s win over Greenock Morton, but, with his deal going this summer, it could prove to be Turner’s last outing for the Pars.

Sports Press understands that new conditions to extend his stay beyond this summer were offered to the player, but were refused.

Speaking to Airdrie’s website, Turner said, “I’m delighted to sign up until the end of the season and can’t wait to get started.

“I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and do my best to help Airdrie out of League One.”

We will have more on this in the press on Thursday.

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