Turner back as special guest of Former Players Association
The special guest of the Former Players Association at the Barnsley game last Saturday was former Reds’ defender Mickey Turner.
The popular player joined the Reds in June 1992 from Peterborough, and made his debut on the opening day of the season, scoring in a 3-2 defeat to Corby Town in the Southern League premier division.
He went on to play 49 league and cup matches that year and establish himself as a firm favourite with the fans at Town Mead.
In his second season, Mickey was a key member of Ted Shepherd’s side which launched a surprise challenge for the Southern League title, playing another 44 games during that campaign.
“Sonic”, as he was affectionately known, was made captain for the 1995-96 campaign, and by the time he left the club in May 1996, had made 162 appearances in all competitions and scored 15 goals.
He was an unused sub in the 1996 Sussex Senior Cup final, his last appearance for the club.
Based in Ringmer, Mickey went on to play for his local club and as well as football he was a mainstay of Ringmer’s cricket team for many years. He was still playing in 2007 for County League side Hassocks.
Mickey said: "It was wonderful to be back at the club and see some old faces. It's obviously a different club to the one I played for 20-odd years ago but it's great to see that Crawley Town has established itself in the Football League. I had a very enjoyable day and it was brilliant to see the team play so well and get such a great win."
Look out for more ex-Reds at future home games who are guests of the Former Players Association.