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Bennett 'immensely proud' to reach milestone

The captain is set to make his 150th appearance for Rovers this weekend when Luton Town come to Ewood Park

26 September 2019

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Rovers skipper Elliott Bennett is set for game number 150 in blue-and-white this weekend and admits he's "immensely proud" to reach the milestone with the club.

The versatile 30-year-old arrived from Norwich City in January 2016 and has been a trusted on-field lieutenant of Tony Mowbray's ever since the boss arrived at Ewood Park.

A regular in the promotion-winning League One side of 2017-18, Bennett featured heavily in our first season back in the second tier and has been an ever-present in the league so far this term.

It's been a long road for the midfielder-turned-right back, who stuck with Rovers following relegation a few years back before being key to recovering and returning to the Championship.

“I’m immensely proud to reach such a milestone," he told iFollow Rovers ahead of this weekend's game against Luton Town.

"There were times when I first joined where I didn’t think I’d reach 50 games here.

“But since the manager has come through the door things have gone really well for me here.

“To rack up 150 games for this club is fantastic, but I’m more interested in how the team does rather than reaching milestones myself.

“If I don’t get to 200 but the team rises up into the Premier League then I’d be much more happier with that."

“We have highs and lows in football and I’ve had lots and lots of highs here as well as quite a few lows.

“When the highs come along it’s important to not get too carried away and the same goes for the low moments," he added.

“The aim now is to take each game as it comes and see if we can get right up towards the top of the table. We need to believe in the project and the process that the gaffer is putting together and keep moving forward.”

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