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Versatile Bennett so handy to have

“At the moment he’s filling in anywhere and everywhere for us and doing a fantastic job"

18 March 2019

He's played at left back, right back, left midfield, right midfield, central midfield, and attacking midfield, and Tony Mowbray has been impressed with the consistency shown from Elliott Bennett in each and every one of those positions.

A regular in the Rovers team since Mowbray's appointment in February 2017, Bennett's appeared in 94 of the boss' 113 games in charge of the club.

The 30-year-old utility man, who bagged his first goal of the season at Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, filled in in the left wing back role.

And discussing Bennett, the boss has been pleased with what he's seen from the former Norwich and Brighton & Hove Albion man.

“Elliott Bennett is filling in, right back isn’t his preferred position," Tony admitted.

"I think his ideal role would be playing down one of the sides in a midfield four, putting balls into the box.

“At the moment he’s filling in anywhere and everywhere for us and doing a fantastic job.

“He fulfils the expectation I have of him every week. I think he does an amazing job wherever I ask him to play.

“He might not be the trickiest winger, he might not be the strongest tackling full back with the best understanding of the position, but he is a very thoughtful footballer.

“There are lots of footballers that won’t show the consistency that Elliott plays with."


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