UK news Northern Ireland call-up came just after I had rediscovered my love for the game, says Wolves keeper Shannon Turner last news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Not that long ago, Shannon Turner stood at a crossroads in her football life not knowing quite what route to follow after falling out of love with the beautiful game.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "Not that long ago, Shannon Turner stood at a crossroads in her football life not knowing quite what route to follow after falling out of love with the beautiful game. Now, after a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers Women put her back on the right track, Turner is hoping that the journey is going to take her to a destination that just a few weeks ago she didn’t think possible — Southampton for the Women’s Euro 2022 Finals.The 24-year-old was enjoying a well-earned end-of-season break after helping Wolves to win the Women’s National League North when she received a surprise email inviting her to join the Northern Ireland squad in preparation for the tournament and couldn’t get to Belfast quickly enough to join the squad and push her claims for inclusion in Kenny Shiels’ final panel.The squad for Thursday’s warm-up game in Belgium will give an indication as to whether Turner is in the running.“I knew that Kenny had been over and had watched me a couple of times, but I really wasn’t expecting it,” said Turner, who as yet remains uncapped at senior international level.“When I first got the email to say to come over, I was quite excited and to be involved at this time is an incredible experience.“I had gone on holiday after our season had finished and I was still away when I got the email. It was quite a nice surprise to get. It just wasn’t expected, especially this close to the Euros.“If anything I thought after the Euros maybe I would expect to be involved, but to be asked to come over now in the couple of weeks in the lead up to it has been quite surreal.”Turner’s call-up is down to a number of factors. Key to it all, however, was stepping up from keeping goal for little-known Boldmere St Michaels to join Wolves last summer.The knock-on effect saw Turner start to enjoy herself again and, with renewed confidence, she played a part in helping Wolves to a record of conceding only 16 goals in 24 League games during the season.
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.“I haven’t been involved in six years now,” explained Solihull-born Turner, who qualifies for Northern Ireland through grandparents on both sides of her family.“I took myself out of it because my enjoyment of football altogether had dipped.“Moving to Wolves last summer has changed everything for me.“It’s been absolutely wonderful.“We won the League — we didn’t get promoted which was a bit disappointing — and that set everything off for me.“Increasing my football at club level and then getting back onto the international scene has been a real transformation.“Being around in the lead up to the first ever Finals, the buzz around it and the excitement is good and for me to be involved after so long just makes me want to stay and keep doing it.“I’m very thankful to Hugh. He really wanted me to get back involved, for both my sake and his with him being from here.“He made contact with the people he needed to and I am really grateful for that and the opportunity that it has given me now.“I have come over with a month to go before the tournament and I have done what I can.“I’m not going to say that it will happen for me, but whatever happens happens and it will be an unreal experience to be involved in if I do get selected.”"
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