Another hero of Southampton FC's most famous hour has put his winner's medal up for auction. 

Goalkeeper Ian Turner, who was a pivotal part of the famous Saints 1976 FA Cup victory over Manchester United, is selling the medal he was awarded on the day at Wembley.

He had a series of early saves to deny United the lead before Bobby Stokes struck in the 83rd minute to give Southampton a famous victory.

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With Saints flying high after their most recent Wembley appearance, where they secured promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, it could be a good time to sell the medal, inscribed on the reverse with The Football Association Challenge Cup Winner Ian Turner Southampton FC 1975-76 and in its original case.

The auction, which will get underway next Tuesday, and follows the recent sale of unused substitute Hugh Fisher's winner's medal with the same auctioneer for £12,000.

£4,000 has already been pre-bid for Turner's medal, with auctioneer Graham Budd Auctions Ltd estimating bidding should reach between £7,000 and £10,000 in the 24 hours the auction will be live. 

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Other 1976 Saints winners medals have reached around £25,000 in past auctions, so bidding could go even higher. 

Turner, 71, originally played at centre-half for his local team, South Bank, near Middlesbrough, but was signed by Huddersfield Town manager Ian Greaves are playing a reserve match in goal in 1970. 

He transferred to Grimsby Town in March 1972 where he first became acquainted with Lawrie McMenemy, who signed him in March 1974 as a replacement for long-term keeper Eric Martin.

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He was the first choice keeper for the next few seasons, denying Gerry Daly and Gordon Hill on that famous day in May 1976.

A brave and reliable keeper, he suffered a knee injury soon after the cup final and, after an operation, only made occasional appearances, including three in Europe.

Turner left Southampton in the summer of 1978 to play for Fort Lauderdale, later managing at Romsey Town twice, Brockenhurst and AFC Totton. 

 In his five years at The Dell, he made 107 first team appearances.

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