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Benno hails the impact of the boss

The midfielder believes he has improved since working with Tony Mowbray

18 November 2018

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Versatile midfielder Elliott Bennett says his relationship with Tony Mowbray is a big reason why he enjoys life at Rovers so much.

No player has appeared more under Mowbray's rule as Rovers boss than Bennett, who says he's become a better player since the Teessider's appointment in February 2017.
 
The 29-year-old has been one of the first names on the teamsheet since, and says the gaffer has changed everything about the club - for the better.
 
“In football sometimes things go well and sometimes they don’t. You have to make hay whilst the sun shines and we’ve done that ever since we appointed the manager," Benno told iFollow Rovers.
 
“He’s been fantastic ever since he walked through the door and I want to be a part of our journey, to play a part in more success for the football club.
 
“It brought the club together, the manager let a few players go, brought in some new faces and last season turned out to be a fantastic one for the club. We’ve kicked on since then.
 
“I get the manager and he gets what I’m about as a footballer. There will be some games where I don’t play and that’s fine. The manager picks the players based on the opponent and what he wants out of each game. Thankfully he’s picked me more often than not, but come match day you have to be on it.
 
“If you don’t play well then you are out of the team. I believe he’s made me a better player. His attention to detail is the best I’ve ever worked under.
 
“No stone is left unturned and when you go onto the pitch you have no excuses. You go out there with all the information and to do what the boss wants you to do.
 
“Thankfully the manager has seen something in me to put me in the team regularly and long may that continue."

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