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NEW DEAL | Scot Bennett extends Newport County AFC contract

16 June 2021

Club News

NEW DEAL | Scot Bennett extends Newport County AFC contract

16 June 2021

Newport County AFC is delighted to confirm that Scot Bennett has signed a new contract with the club.

The versatile midfielder was set to be out of contract in the summer, but the club has exercised the option to extend his deal.

Bennett has been a consistent performer for the Exiles since a loan switch from Notts County to Rodney Parade was made permanent in 2016.

He was part of the squad that helped County avoid relegation to the National League on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign – his first full season in south Wales – despite sitting 11 points adrift of safety with 12 games to go.

The 30-year-old has helped the Exiles reach the third round of the Emirates FA Cup consecutively over the last four seasons.

Bennett has also featured in two Sky Bet League Two play-off finals during that period, and played a part in the Exiles making history in the 2020/21 campaign as they reached the Carabao Cup fourth round for the first time.

He chalked up his 233rd appearance for the club last season after featuring 48 times, scoring two goals in the process.

After signing the new contract, Bennett said: "I’m delighted to be extending my contract with the club. I’ve really enjoyed my time here which is one of the many factors behind extending my contract.

"I was welcomed here straight away, and my family felt the same way, so we’ve settled into the area now. I’ve been here a long time so I’m delighted to get it over the line, and now I just want to concentrate on getting fit for the new season.

"I feel like we’ve still got a little bit of unfinished business so it would be nice to kick on again next year and hopefully get the promotion that we’re all after."

Manager Michael Flynn added: "Scot has been a valuable part of this club both on and off the field since he arrived here and is deserving of this new deal.

"He’s been a pleasure to work with and I’m pleased that we’ve got him on board for the new season."

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