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Benno hoping to continue goalscoring streak

Will the midfielder make it three goals in as many games when Blackpool visit Ewood Park on Saturday?

9 March 2018

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After 36 games in all competitions without scoring this season, goals have been like London buses for Elliott Bennett, who now has two from his last two outings and will no doubt be aiming to make it a hat-trick of games where he's found the net when Blackpool visit on Saturday.

And it just so happens that this weekend's opponents were the same side Benno scored against last season to earn the club's Goal of the Season award.

It was a real pearler from 30 yards in the Tangerines' last visit to Ewood in the FA Cup last season to help Rovers progress in the competition.

But back to the present day, and after bagging a beauty at AFC Wimbledon and then finding the net in classy fashion against Wigan just five days later, the 29-year-old must surely be in confident mood ahead of this weekend's game.

So, any chance of another one to the tally, closely followed by another trademark fist pump?...

"Hopefully! I’m not setting any personal targets, the team target is the most important and when the team wins, everyone within that team wins as well," he said.

"So it will be nice if I can help the team that way, but if I can’t score any goals, I hope to help the team in any other way I can and we win the games.

"Obviously it won Goal of the Season, so happy memories, but I’ll take one off my face to be honest if it means getting the three points! It’s another big game and one that we’re all looking forward to."

And ahead of the visit of ex-Rovers boss Gary Bowyer, Bennett says the team cannot take the Seasiders for granted.

The visitors are unbeaten in their last five games, but so are Rovers, who have four wins and a draw since defeat at Plymouth at the start of February.

"It will be another tough game. They obviously had a really good result away at Wigan not so long ago," Bennett added.

"We’ve just got to make sure that we concentrate on ourselves. We’ll be aware of the threat that they carry, but at the same time, we’ll try to implement our style of play onto them, be on the front foot and hopefully that’s enough to win us the game."
Another Benno belter against Blackpool would certainly be nice to see!
Rovers are next in action on Saturday 10th March when ex-boss Gary Bowyer brings his Blackpool team to Ewood Park in League One.
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