Norwich City loanee Elliott Bennett aims to make his mark at Bristol City
09:59 14 October 2015
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Norwich City’s on-loan midfielder Elliott Bennett is confident he can help push Bristol City away from danger in the Championship.
Bennett is in line for his Robins’ debut on Friday against Nottingham Forest after completing a loan move until January 3 over the international break.
The newly-promoted club prop up the rest of the Championship after taking seven points from their opening 10 league fixtures but Bennett knows what it takes to flourish in the second tier after being part of Alex Neil’s Championship promotion-winning squad last season.
“Going into a new league sometimes it’s difficult and I’ve noticed on quite a few occasions late goals have been conceded where all three points would’ve been picked up,” he said. “It’s not as though they’ve been battered, which is good, and they’re always in games, so there’s a lot to build on.
“I’m sure there has been games where they’ve played really well this season and not picked up the points they deserve, but hopefully there will be games where we don’t play so well but we nick three points.
“The Championship is a funny old league and it’s very early days to try and say what’s going to happen, but I’m really happy to be here and can’t wait for the games to get started.”
Bennett made it clear to Neil he wanted the chance of regular first team football after just two League Cup appearances for the Canaries this season.
“As a player you always want to play football,” he told Bristol City’s official site. “I had a good chat with the manager (Alex Neil) at Norwich who has been brilliant with me, and I expressed my desire to play football. Thankfully Bristol City showed their faith in me.
“One thing you’ll get with me is I’ll always give 110pc and I’ll never come off the pitch thinking ‘I could have ran more’ or ‘I could have done this more’.
“We’re all professionals and we all want to do as well as we can for whatever club we’re playing for and I’m no different. I’ll give 110pc for Bristol City and hopefully we can, as a team and a group, do well this season.”