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Elliott Bennett




Date of birth



175 cm





Versatile midfielder Elliott Bennett joined Rovers on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Norwich City in January 2016.

Having begun his footballing career with Wolves, Bennett gained experience on loan at Crewe and Bury, before joining Brighton in August 2009.

Having made exactly 100 appearances for the south-coast club, Premier League new boys Norwich came calling in the summer of 2011.

Bennett featured regularly over two seasons for the Canaries, however a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained on the opening day of the 2013-14 season halted his progress in a Norwich shirt.

Following their relegation to the Championship, he rejoined Brighton on a short-term loan in November 2014, before returning to Carrow Road to play his part in their promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

Able to play on either flank, through the middle, at wing-back or behind the striker, the start of the 2015-16 season saw Bennett join Bristol City on loan, before making the switch to Ewood Park at the turn of the year.

Following his move to Rovers, he has shown a keen eye for goal, with a series of spectacular strikes, with his long-range effort in the FA Cup win over Blackpool winning the 2016-17 Goal of the Season award.

A figurehead in our 2017-18 promotion back to the Championship, Bennett's been a regular feature throughout Tony Mowbray's time at the club and took the captaincy following Charlie Mulgrew's move to Wigan at the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign.

Since signing, the 31-year-old has amassed over 150 appearances for Rovers in all competitions, and made his 150th league appearance for us against Birmingham City on Boxing Day in 2019.