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Bennett talks about what he hopes to bring to the Iron

2 March 2023


Bennett talks about what he hopes to bring to the Iron

2 March 2023

Latest loan recruit Richie Bennett gave his views on becoming the Iron’s eleventh recruit under new ownership as he makes a loan switch from Barrow.

The 31-year-old arrives at Glanford Park to further bolster the side’s attacking options.

Speaking to Iron Player following his move, the 6ft 4in forward said: “I’m happy to get it done. I had a quick chat with the gaffer the other day and was really happy with how it went.

“There’s been a takeover and a few new players coming through the door. I’m looking forward to the challenge that we’ve got ahead and can’t wait to get started. It’s a big challenge, but we’ve got to be positive. I think it’s doable. 

“With the new gaffer coming in and the takeover, there’s obviously a good vibe that we need to take onto the pitch. Hopefully we can do well and keep ourselves up.”

Speaking of his credentials, Bennett alluded to his work rate, and hopes to bring a positive contribution to the games he’s involved in while with the club.

“I like to think I’m very hard-working,” he continued.

“First and foremost is give everything on the pitch. Hopefully I’ll bring some goals and assists and hopefully I’ll bring a positive vibe to the team and to the place.

“Fans want hard work, first and foremost. The minimum requirement is to give your all. If I can add that spark, then even better.”

After a frustrating return to Barrow in the summer, following a successful previous year at Holker Street, Bennett is looking to rediscover the form that got him successive moves up the football pyramid and aid the Iron to survival.

“With my serious injury that I’ve had in pre-season, I had three or four months out,” he explained. 

“It’s taken me a while to get back, so I’ve come here for a run of games hopefully and to get my confidence back. It’s not really worked out at Barrow, so I said if there was an opportunity for me to go out on loan and go and help a team, then I’d be happy to do that.”

The forward was a key figure in gaining Sutton United’s first-ever EFL victory last season during his one-year stay there, netting both goals in a 2-1 win over Stevenage. He’s hoping to emulate his impact while in North Lincolnshire and is already looking ahead to Saturday’s home encounter against Eastleigh.

“It was a good day. Sutton were a great club as well,” he continued. 

“It was a good year all-round. If I can replicate half of what I did there at Scunthorpe, it’ll be a good back end of the season.

“I’ve got to train well over the next couple of days, set a good first impression with the lads and the gaffer and see where that leads us come Saturday."

See more from Richie Bennett on Iron Player.


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