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Elliott Bennett

Midfielder


Biography

Date of birth

18/12/1988

Height

175 cm

Signed

05/01/2016

Country

England

The versatile midfielder 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 or up front, 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.

Since his move to Rovers he has shown a keen eye for goal with a series of spectacular strikes. His long-range effort in the FA Cup win over Blackpool in 2017 winning the Goal of the Season award.