When Scot Bennett starts today, he will be making his one hundredth appearance for County since joining permanently in June 2016.
Scot hails from Newquay and started his career at League Two rivals Exeter. After working his way up the ranks through the youth teams and senior teams, he left the Club in 2016 for Notts County. After a brief stay in Nottingham which included loans to Newport County and York City, Bennett joined County permanently in June of that year.
Since becoming an Exile, Scot Bennett has taken everything that’s been thrown at him. He spent time as Club Captain under both Warren Feeney and Graham Westley and has been part of a County rollercoaster which has seen us rise from third from bottom to third from top.
Whilst Scot is a centre back by trade, he’s fairly often asked to play midfield. Reliable, consistent, and dependable, Scot is one of the unsung heroes of the County squad.
Speaking in a recent press conference, team mate Mickey Demetriou said of Scot: “Benno is very experienced at this level. He’s a very good player and has a lot of games under his belt. He’s been one of the players of the season so far. The amount of times he’s had to switch positions in a game whether it’s centre-mid or centre-back, he does it without any questions and performs just as well wherever he is on the pitch.”
Manager Michael Flynn added: “Scot is an outstanding professional and really looks settled at the club. His versatility and professionalism is vital for any club especially ours.”