Date of birth
Ollie Turton was Town’s fourth signing of the 2021 summer transfer window!
The 28-year-old right back, who can also play in central midfield and on the right-hand side of a back three, joined the Terriers as a free agent on 1 July 2021 after helping Blackpool secure promotion to the Sky Bet Championship through their Play-Off Final win over Lincoln City.
Born in Manchester, Turton started his career at Crewe Alexandra, progressing through the Academy having joined aged just nine years old.
His first taste of senior football came at Northern Premier League Division One South club Market Drayton Town in February 2011, and shortly after he made his debut for Crewe!
As an 18-year-old, Ollie’s League 2 debut came in a 2-0 home win over Stockport County in April 2011.
A year later, he was part of the squad that won promotion to League 1 in 2012. He then won the EFL Trophy during the 2012/13 campaign.
At the conclusion of the 2016/17 season, 190 appearances and four goals later, Ollie turned down a new deal at Crewe and joined Blackpool.
The versatile defender made his Blackpool debut in the Club's season-opening fixture at Bradford City on 5 August 2017 and scored his first goal for the Club in a 3-3 draw at Doncaster Rovers two weeks later.
He has gone on to make over 160 appearances for the Seasiders and scored four goals – one of those was an important strike in their Sky Bet League 1 Semi-Final against Oxford United. The 28-year-old then helped the Club win promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.