Sunderland defender Turner looking forward to Reading, Swansea promotion showdown

Sunderland defender Michael Turner is looking forward to today's promotion playoff between Reading and Swansea City.

Sunderland defender Michael Turner is looking forward to today's promotion playoff between Reading and Swansea City.

Turner has one piece of advice for this weekend's Npower Championship play-off finalists - keep your cool.

The defender is ideally placed to dispense words of wisdom having come out on top with Hull against Bristol City in a pressure-cooker atmosphere at Wembley in 2008.

"It can be difficult but if you're in a good team with a good manager he will make sure there are no distractions," he told safc.com.

"It's a huge game, so it's important that the players conduct themselves well as individuals and try not to feel the pressure.

"Personally I treated it as a normal game, although I look back and see how huge it was.

"At the time, though, my only focus was on the task and the 90 minutes in front of me."

 
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