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BENNETT'S WINNING RETURN

26 September 2012

City winger makes return in cup win

CITY WINGER Elliott Bennett was delighted to make his comeback from injury against Doncaster on Wednesday night as he helped Chris Hughton’s side progress into the last-16 of the Capital One Cup.

Bennett played in an unfamiliar right back role as Alex Tettey’s strike gave the Canaries a 1-0 win at Carrow Road to set up a fourth round clash at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

The midfielder told Canaries Player: “It’s all about winning games and thankfully we’ve managed to win 1-0 tonight and we’re into the next round, so that’s the main objective, although personally it was good to get 90 minutes under my belt.

“We had lots of chances, but as long as we’re doing that then we’re not going to worry too much, because it’ll click. We’re happy with tonight’s performance and we’ll look forward to the next round.

“It’s a nice feeling to win games and it’s something that we need to get used to again. So hopefully we can push on from tonight, get back to winning games, and win against Liverpool on Saturday.”

After missing the last few games with a knee injury, the former-Brighton man was just pleased to be back in the fold, and even lined up against younger brother and current Doncaster winger Kyle Bennett in the second half.

Bennett added: “It’s horrible being out, and I’m delighted to be back involved. I’m aiming to work hard in training and hopefully I can stake a claim for a first team place.

“I just enjoyed playing to be honest. I’ve been out for four or five weeks now and it’s just nice to be out there playing and delighted to be part of a win. If the Manager asked me to play at right-back again, I’d be happy to do so.

“It was surreal playing against Kyle, but I enjoyed it and he’s a good lad. 

“I didn’t have to smash him or anything! I was telling him that if he tries to run me down the line I’m going to pull him back, so I was hoping he’d go on the other side and thankfully he did.

“We’ve had quite a few people come done from where we live to watch us so it was good to be on the same pitch as him.”

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