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THE curtain comes down on another Stranraer season on Saturday and, inevitably, will come down on a few players’ time at the club.

Contract discussions will take place in the coming weeks as Stevie Farrell begins to shape his squad for the next season.

The majority of the Stair Park faithful will surely want Kyle Turner to extend his stay at the club.

The midfielder has made 138 appearances and scored 19 goals for the club as the second longest serving member of the squad.

When asked about where his future lay, Turner said: “I don’t know.


“I’m not sure.

"I have not heard anything so I am just going to keep going and see what happens for next season.

“If it is my last game then I have enjoyed my time but if not then I will be back next year.”

The midfielder has picked up 13 bookings in all competitions, with the latest of those coming in the home win over Brechin City.

Suspension means the 21-year-old will not feature in Saturday’s tie with Airdrie.

Turner said: “I thought the one last week against Brechin was a poor booking for a suspension, to be honest.

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“I looked at it back on video and it was soft, very soft considering the amount of fouls on me in the same game and they did not get any bookings for it.

“Apart from that, I have had a couple of bookings for dissent as well.

“I could always do better and not get involved with the referees but sometimes it is frustrating with referees.

"You realise after the game that you should not get involved but at the time it is hard.

“You are always going to pick up bookings, especially in this league.

“You are going into tackles and you need to protect yourself as well.

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“You always have the chance of picking up a booking here and there.”

Away from the bookings, Turner has also found the net on eight occasions – a career best.

The goalscoring form, which has made him the club’s second top scorer, has helped ensure Turner has had the best season of his career.

The midfielder has stamped his authority more and more on games as the campaign has progressed, with the Blues man again linked with moves away.

He said: “Last year, I thought I had a good season but I would say this season I have scored a couple more goals.

“I am gutted not to get to ten goals but I feel like this has been a good season and we have achieved what we set out to do.

“That is 130 odd games I have played now.

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“The more experience, it helps you a lot, especially in League One, that is a lot of games I have played.”

Looking ahead to this weekend, Turner will be sitting in the stand alongside a growing list of Stranraer players with Adam Cummins, Christopher McGowan and Ian Smith already ruled out.

Three points would wrap up another memorable season ahead of the player of the year awards.

Turner added: “We will want to win and it means we can finish level on points with Airdrie if we win.

“It would be good to win four of our last five games.”

Photos: Stranraer FC, Bill McCandlish

League table

1 Albion Rovers 0 0
2 Annan Athletic 0 0
3 Brechin City 0 0
4 Cowdenbeath 0 0
5 Edinburgh City 0 0
6 Elgin City 0 0
7 Queen's Park 0 0
8 Stenhousemuir 0 0
9 Stirling Albion 0 0
10 Stranraer 0 0

Squad 2020/21

Ayrton Sonkur (DEF, Annan), Jamie Walker (GK, Kilmarnock), Thomas Orr (STR, BSC Glasgow), Kieran Millar (MID, Airdrieonians), Ruari Paton (STR, East Kilbride), Darryl Duffy (STR, Stirling Albion), Greg Fleming (GK, Peterhead), Sean Burns (DEF, Stenhousemuir)

RETURNING: Adam Cummins (DEF), Jamie Hamill (DEF/MID), Grant Gallagher (MID), Scott Robertson (DEF), Cameron Elliott (MID/STR), Connor McManus (MID), James Hilton (MID), Lewis McIntyre (DEF), Joao Victoria (MID/STR), Andy Stirling (MID)

OUT: Ryan Thomson (Darvel), Max Currie (Airdrieonians), Dale Burgess (Beith), Jordan Allan (Darvel), Lee Hamilton (Edinburgh City), David Smith, Denny Johnstone (loan ended), Carlo Pignatiello (loan ended), Ryan Stevenson

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