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No brotherly love this weekend

Elliott to take no prisoners against brother Kyle and Bristol Rovers on Saturday afternoon

13 April 2018

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Come 2pm on Saturday, the teams will be in and it's looking likely that there will be one Bennett on the left for one team and one Bennett on the right for the other.

Rovers' Elliott takes on Bristol Rovers and brother Kyle down at the Memorial Stadium, in what will be the third time the two have been up against each other on a matchday.
 
Our own Benno has a 100% record against his younger brother, and Elliott is aiming to complete a hat-trick of victories when the two clash on Saturday.
 
The pair prevously did battle a few years ago when Elliott was a Norwich City player and Kyle a Doncaster Rovers man, before meeting earlier this term when Kyle was in the Portsmouth squad at Ewood Park.
 
“I’m 2-0 up on him so hopefully I can make it 3-0 on Saturday," said Elliott to iFollow Rovers. "It’s great for the family and friends to see brothers playing professionally.
 
"It’s a big thing for my mum and dad but come match day there will be no brotherly love, he’ll be just another opponent who’s trying to stop my team getting the three points.
 
“I think my parents will be neutral. You can’t choose between your kids but I’ve reminded him we have a lot to play for and they are in mid-table! It will be great to see him before and after the game but during the match I hope it’s me who comes out on top again.
 
“He is in the way of what I want to achieve with my football team and I’m in the way of him and his team looking to get three points. When you cross that white line it’s hard to have him down as your brother."
 
So will there be any big challenges going in from either Bennett down in Bristol? “Put it this way, if he’s going through and there’s a 50/50 when we’re 1-0 up then it won’t be happening! There will be no pulling out from my end," Bennett said with a chuckle.
 
“The only difference from when we were in the back garden is that we used to fight then as kids but if we do that now then we’ll probably both be sent off!"
 

Can't make it down to Bristol Rovers on Saturday? Fear not, we've arranged for a VIP beamback package for the clash against the Gas live to Ewood Park and you can purchase your tickets by clicking here. 


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