Scot Bennett

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Scot Bennett
Scot Bennett 30-04-2016 1.jpg
Bennett playing for York City in 2016
Personal information
Full name Scot Andrew Bennett[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Newquay, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Youth career
0000–2008 Exeter City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2015 Exeter City 132 (18)
2015–2016 Notts County 6 (0)
2015 Newport County (loan) 12 (0)
2016 York City (loan) 11 (0)
2016– Newport County 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:39, 2 June 2016 (UTC).


Scot Andrew Bennett (born 30 November 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender or a midfielder for League Two club Newport County.

Career[edit]

Exeter City[edit]

Bennett was born in Newquay, Cornwall and started his career with Exeter City's youth system.[1] He made his first-team debut for Exeter as a substitute in the 74th minute of a 1–0 home victory over Swindon Town in League One on 29 March 2011.[3]

Bennett scored his first goal on 26 November 2011 in a 3–0 home win over Tranmere Rovers.[4] Bennett signed a new contract, the length of which was undisclosed, with Exeter in April 2012.[5] In July 2014, Exeter manager Paul Tisdale announced that Bennett would succeed Danny Coles as captain.[6]

Notts County[edit]

Bennett signed for newly-relegated League Two club Notts County on a two-year contract on 27 May 2015.[7] On 8 October 2015, he joined Notts County's divisional rivals Newport County on loan until January 2016.[8] He made his debut for Newport when starting in their 3–0 away defeat against Mansfield Town on 10 October 2015.[9] Bennett scored his first goal for Newport on 8 November 2015 in their 2–2 away draw with Brackley Town in the FA Cup first round.[9] He was recalled by Notts County on 31 December 2015.[10]

On 11 March 2016, Bennett joined Notts County's League Two rivals York City on loan until the end of the 2015–16 season.[11] He debuted the following day when starting York's 1–1 home draw with Barnet.[9]

Newport County[edit]

On 2 June 2016, Bennett's contract at Notts County was cancelled by mutual consent,[12] and the same day he rejoined Newport County on a two-year contract.[13]

Style of play[edit]

Bennett plays as a defender or a midfielder.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Bennett training with York City in 2016
As of match played 7 May 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Exeter City 2008–09[14] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[15] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[3] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[4] League One 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
2012–13[16] League Two 43 6 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 46 6
2013–14[17] League Two 45 6 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 47 6
2014–15[18] League Two 28 3 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 31 3
Total 132 18 3 0 3 0 3 0 141 18
Notts County 2015–16[9] League Two 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Newport County (loan) 2015–16[9] League Two 12 0 3 1 15 1
York City (loan) 2015–16[9] League Two 11 0 11 0
Newport County 2016–17[19] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 161 18 6 1 4 0 3 0 174 19
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Scot Bennett". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Exeter City player profiles: Scot Bennett". Exeter City F.C. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Binning, Sarah (25 April 2012). "Exeter City defender Scot Bennett signs new deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Audio: Tisdale confirms Scot Bennett as new Exeter City captain". Express & Echo. Exeter. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Scot Bennett: Notts County sign Exeter captain". BBC Sport. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Scot Bennett: Notts County midfielder joins Newport on loan". BBC Sport. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Scot Bennett: Notts County recall Newport County defender". BBC Sport. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Scot Bennett and Colby Bishop Head Out On Loan". Notts County F.C. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Pallatt, James (2 June 2016). "Scot Bennett is first Notts County casualty under John Sheridan". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Scot Bennett: Newport County sign Notts County defender on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Scott Bennett in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 

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