Tributes paid to former Hatters and Peterborough defender
Chris Turner. 3rd April 1951 – 27th April 2015.
Everyone at Kenilworth Road was saddened to learn of the death of Chris Turner at the age of 64 after a long illness.
St Neots-born Chris signed for Peterborough United as a youngster and after making his League debut in 1969 went on to make over 300 appearances for Posh as a tough and dominant centre-half.
When David Pleat, in his first close season as Luton manager, looked to revamp his side he turned to the big defender and used some of the money brought in from the sale of Paul and Ron Futcher to entice Peterborough to let him go.
Chris became the lynchpin in the Luton defence but was always hankering after a return to the USA and the burgeoning NSAL where he had enjoyed two good summers with firstly Connecticut Bicentennials and then New England Tea Men.
After 34 first team appearances and five goals, Chris was reluctantly allowed to return to the USA , returning in the English football season to play for Cambridge United, Swindon and lastly Southend.
Taking over as manager of Cambridge United in 1985, Chris steadied the ship before handing over the reins to John Beck before managing and then owning his first love Peterborough.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.