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Benno relishing the opportunity

"There’s a really good connection with our supporters and we’ll look to get them the right result again"

5 October 2018

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Elliott Bennett says he's hoping for an enjoyable weekend, which will only come with a Rovers victory at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The versatile midfielder has been a regular feature in midfield for Rovers this term, but in the absence of Ryan Nyambe, the 29-year-old was forced to fill in at right back in midweek against Sheffield United.
 
Wednesday night resulted in a rare home defeat for Tony Mowbray's men, and Bennett's backing the team to get back on track with a three-point haul this weekend for the short trip south.
 
“I hate losing games. It hurts me for days. I’m probably a sore loser, but so is everyone because we aren’t used to losing. The focus turns to the next game, which comes this weekend," Bennett admitted to iFollow Rovers.
 
“What we’ve been doing has been good enough to get us victories for a long time now, so it’s a case of continuing what we’ve been doing really.
 
“This weekend is a local rivalry-ish. It’ll be a good game and we’re relishing the opportunity. We fought hard last season to take on teams in this division and this weekend is another tough game.
 
“The fans made the difference on the road last season and the start of this one. There’s a really good connection with our supporters. 
 
“The following at Stoke was brilliant and we’ll look to get them the right result again."
 
A win will send Rovers into the international break in good spirits, but as far as Benno's concerned, the games can continue to come thick and fast.
 
He joked: “I don’t like international breaks. I love playing football and training tends to be a lot harder when there isn’t a game! Chris Rush (Head of Athletic Performance) comes back out of his hole and gives us a bit of running to do!
 
“We don’t like losing and we don’t want to lose two on the bounce. What we will do is get out on the pitch, give it everything we’ve got an try to make sure that’s enough to get the right result on the day."

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