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A fan-tastic Ewood event - Elliott

Benno beaming after successful supporters day at stadium

16 August 2017

Elliott Bennett believes it is important to break down the barrier between the players and supporters, as was so evidently the case at Rovers' enjoyable Open Day event.

Fans and players came together at Ewood Park on Tuesday, as Tony Mowbray's men took part in an open training session, which was watched by almost 1,000 supporters, who then had the opportunity to collect autographs and photos with virtually every member of the first team squad.

Bennett insists he is well aware of the important role Rovers plays in the local community and he was only too happy to connect with the scores of excited spectators.

"Every club only survives from its fans and when we can do days like this it's brilliant, especially with the kids being off and it's great to see so many families come down and watch training," said the 28-year-old, who joined from Norwich City in January 2016.

"I remember being that kid, going along to Wolves' training sessions and looking to meet the players that I looked up to, so it's fantastic.

"It's fantastic for us as well, especially having not had a great start to the season and days like this are good to keep everyone together.

"We know the job in hand, so it's nice to sometimes get away from the training ground and do days like this.

"When they see us on a Saturday we're just footballers for the team that you support, whereas we are human beings and we've got a personable side to ourselves and it's always nice to meet up with the fans."


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