Carson completes Turkish move

The 25-year-old England international will seek a fresh start

abroad after a difficult season in which he lost his place to Boaz

Myhill before winning it back late in the campaign. Carson spent

three seasons with West Brom after joining from Liverpool, where he

had been a frustrated reserve. Albion manager Roy Hodgson said: “In

the three months I worked with Scott, I cannot fault his

professionalism and dedication. “He has been a good servant to the

club and I would like to wish him all the best for the future as he

looks to broaden his experience by playing in a foreign country.”

Carson made his name as a teenager, excelling at Leeds after

replacing another England goalkeeper, Paul Robinson. But a move to

Liverpool only led to frustration on the bench and he joined West

Brom in the summer of 2008. He suffered relegation with the Baggies

but stuck with them and helped them bounce straight back, before

being made club captain after the departure of Jonathan Greening.

In total he made 118 appearances for the club and sporting and

technical director Dan Ashworth said: “I would like to thank Scott

for his efforts and contribution to the last three seasons. “After

the disappointment of being relegated from the Barclays Premier

League he played a significant part in our last two successful

seasons. “It is a good opportunity for Scott to go to Turkey and on

behalf of everyone at the football club I would like to wish him

well in his future career.”