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Keeping Charlie shows we mean business

Midfielder says retaining the services of the skipper is a positive step forward

16 November 2018

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Elliott Bennett became the second Rover in as many days to commit his future to the club, and says retaining the captain is a "massive" positive.

Benno's extension followed on from Charlie Mulgrew putting pen-to-paper yeaterday, with the Scotland international remaining a Rover until the summer of 2021.
 
And speaking about the skipper, Bennett believes keeping hold of the influential 32-year-old sends a message out.
 
“It’s fantastic news. The way Charlie is around the place, he's a brilliant captain, a real leader," he said to iFollow Rovers.
 
"I saw a statistic that he has scored on average once every four games for the club, which is mental for a centre half.
 
“Centre halves taking free kicks is ridiculous, and shouldn’t really happen, but him signing a long-term deal is massive for the club.
 
“Charlie’s committed his future and I think that shows what we’re building here. I’m sure the gaffer will be looking to bring in more players to help us in January.
 
“They’ll only make the club stronger."
 
Bennett's deputised as captain in the absence of Mulgrew, who has missed the last couple of games through injury.
 
And he added that although he is a different type of leader, the job remains the same.
 
“Charlie’s never let anyone down and his experience is invaluable for everyone at the club. When I get the opportunity to pull the armband it’s an absolute privilege and honour," Bennett said proudly.
 
“I give my all anyway, armband or not, but I always look to have an impact on the team when I am captain.
 
“I probably talk too much generally, so I expect I’m a little too talkative as a captain. Everyone has their own was of doing things and Charlie does his talking through his football."
 

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