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Bennett signs new deal

The midfielder committed his future to the club on Thursday afternoon

5 October 2017

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Elliott Bennett has today penned a new two-year contract with Rovers, keeping him at the club until at least 2020.

The versatile midfielder has been rewarded for his impressive start to the 2017-18 campaign, which has seen Rovers climb into the play-off places.

Bennett has been an ever-present in the Rovers side this season, making 12 appearances in all competitions, and has become an important member of the squad since joining the club from Norwich City in January 2016.

Following his move to Ewood Park, he has shown a tremendous work ethic and keen eye for goal, with a series of spectacular strikes, including a memorable effort against Blackpool, which was later named the 2016-17 Goal of the Season.

Bennett, who made his 50th start for the club in the recent 2-0 victory over Rotherham, said: "I'm delighted.

"We've been speaking about it for a little bit now and I'm just delighted that it's finally signed and I can commit my future to the club.

"Once I sat down with the gaffer and we had a chat, it was never my intention to leave at the end of the season.

"I was part of the bad season we had last year and I want to be part of a great season this year, which hopefully culminates in us getting promoted.

"That's everyone's aim."

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