Newport County AFC are delighted to announce the signing of defender Scot Bennett on a two-year deal.

The centre-back, who can also play in midfield, had his contract at Notts County terminated by mutual consent earlier today.


The 25-year-old began his career at Exeter City, making 141 appearances, before joining the Magpies on a two-year deal last summer.


During the 2015/16 campaign, Scot made fifteen appearances for the Exiles during a spell on loan and scored an impressive solo goal in our Emirates FA Cup first-round tie against Brackley Town, which cemented his popularity amongst the County faithful.

The defender finished last season on loan at York City, ahead of his summer move to Rodney Parade.


Speaking after completing the paperwork on his move this morning, Scot made it clear that he was happy to be rejoining Newport County AFC on a permanent deal. 

“It's good to be back,” said the defender.

“I really enjoyed my time here previously and I’m delighted to now sign here permanently.”

“When I spoke to Warren I was really impressed with his plans for the Club and I’m looking forward to working hard over the pre-season so I can hit the ground running next season.”

Manager Warren Feeney added, "Scot is a player that knows the Club well from his time here on loan last season."

"We wanted to bring Scot back here on loan in January, but because of the length of his initial loan deal that wasn't possible."

“He is a player who carries a great presence on the pitch, which comes from his vast experience of playing at this level."

"The fans loved him during his time here and I'm sure Scot will be a great addition to the squad as we continue looking ahead to next season."

"I would like to thank the Board, who have supported me in the signing of Scot and the rest of the signings during the close season, and we will continue to work in partnership to secure further signings in the near future.”

The Club would like to place on record our thanks to Notts County for their cooperation during this process.

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