bennett pre scunny away

Scot Bennett is looking forward to Newport County AFC’s trip to Scunthorpe, and sees it as a great chance to get back to winning ways.

Bennett has played in 13 matches in the league so far this season, including County’s last victory in the reverse fixture against Scunthorpe.

The 29-year-old also started in the midweek cup win at Rodney Parade, and is hoping to take the positives from that game into the match at the Sands Venue Stadium on the weekend.

Bennett explained, “I think there has been a bit more of a buzz, a bit more like it was at the start of the season. Like you say, when you go on a bad run of form, no matter how high you try and keep your spirits, you’re always a bit down.

”We’ve proven it already this season, that on our day we can beat anyone and we’ll match anyone. So when you are putting performances in that aren’t quite good enough, it is frustrating.

“Hopefully we can get the three points on Saturday and bounce back and start climbing the table again.”

The midfielder also deputised at right-back during the FA Cup tie at Millwall, and could be in line to play there again due to availability in the squad.

“It was fine” Bennett expressed. “I played there a few times for Exeter when I was younger. It was the first five or ten minutes, getting used to it again, but after that I settled in and think I did OK.

“I’ve always said throughout my career that I’ll play wherever I’m needed. All I want to do is be on the pitch. If I can help the team out playing right-back or centre-midfield, I’ll do that."