Wellens weighs up summer move for Bennett

Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens will wait until the summer before deciding whether or not he will make a move to sign Kyle Bennett on a permanent deal.

The twenty-eight-year-old midfielder joined the Robins on-loan until the end of the season from Bristol Rovers in January and has made several impressive displays in his eleven appearances, prompting Wellens to hint that he may be keen to make the deal permanent in the summer.

The former Oldham Athletic boss told the Swindon Advertiser ‘Kyle wants to get on the ball and make things happen. I wanted to get his love of football back, and I think I’ve done that.’

‘We’ll revisit him in the summer and see if we can keep him because I think everyone will agree that he has been a great addition to the squad.’

The Robins have been in good form since Wellens arrived in November after the dismissal of Phil Brown. They are currently tenth in the table, five points behind Exeter, meaning their upturn in fortunes has probably come to late to cement a playoff position this season, but Wellens is already planning for next season, his first full campaign in charge of the club. He said; “Recruitment is going to be the most important thing over the summer.’

‘We have got the basis of a really good team so now can we recruit the right characters and the right players to come in and complement the players we have got and have a real good go next season.’

‘In parts, both home and away, we have shown we are a really strong team, and I believe we can be even better next season.’

Swindon travel to Cambridge United on Saturday having been undefeated in their previous five games.

Our View

Bennett seems to have found his feet again at the County Ground after a disappointing spell at Rovers.

His all-action style in the middle of the park has been a hit with Robins fans and his contribution to their excellent form since the turn of the year has been considerable.

It would be a good signing for Wellens who knows the player from their time at Doncaster.

Wellens came to Swindon with something to prove after taking Oldham down last season, and he looks to be doing a good job.

After five managers in three seasons and a complete overhaul of the squad last summer, Robins fans will be delighted they have a manager who looks to be sensibly planning for the future.

I expect Swindon to make a serious challenge for promotion next season.



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