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Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett joins Championship side Bristol City on loan

09:54 09 October 2015

Elliott Bennett of Norwich and Serge Gnabry of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Capital One Cup match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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Elliott Bennett of Norwich and Serge Gnabry of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Capital One Cup match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Bristol City have signed Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett on loan until January.

The 26-year-old former Brighton wide-man has only featured twice for the Canaries so far this season, in the Capital One Cup on both occasions.

He was used as a late substitute in the 2-1 win at Rotherham in the second round and played all of the 3-0 home win over West Brom in the third round last month.

Bennett has joined Bristol on an emergency loan, with the Robins bottom of the Championship table having won just one of their 10 league matches since being promoted.

The former Wolves trainee joined City from Brighton in the summer of 2011, after the club had been promoted to the Premier League under Paul Lambert, and was a regular during his first two seasons.

However disaster struck on the opening day of the 2013/14 season, injuring knee ligaments in a 2-2 home draw with Everton and not returning until the final day of the season, as a substitute in a 2-0 loss to Arsenal at Carrow Road as relegation back to the Championship was confirmed.

He returned to first-team contention last season, featuring in seven matches before being loaned to former club Brighton for the final two months of 2014, making seven appearances for the Seagulls.

A further five appearances saw Bennett – whose contract expires next summer – add his experience to City’s successful promotion push under Alex Neil but has not even been an unused substitute in the Premier League.

The winger has made 79 appearances overall for the Canaries, scoring three goals. He will be eligible for Bristol’s home clash with Nottingham Forest next Friday and the final game of his loan will be at Reading on Saturday, January 2.

17 comments

  • Been away 'brew', I wish him well, the sooner he's gone the better for all parties.

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    Lobbo

    Monday, October 12, 2015

  • Really wanted him to do well as he seems a good lad but he has consistently under performed when given the chance ( bar a good goal a couple of seasons ago). So, sentiment aside, he needs to find another level in which he can shine and enjoy his football. Shame, but sport is littered with them.

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    john doe

    Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • Would have preferred Whittaker out on loan instead. He is an absolute liability at right back! Should have carried on trying to block leicesters second goal instead of giving up thinking the player couldn't score from that angle! No wonder Scotland are probably the only British Isles team to not qualify with him and Martin in their defence!

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    JOROBIT

    Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • Good luck lil benno.could think of one or two players I'd rather seen gone out on loan!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Whitaker is a liability at the mo', Wisdom looks unsure, Martin won't play right back so Beano was the only viable option in my opinion. So we loan him out?

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    b arclay

    Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • English as I am, I favor favourites.. Anyway, Lobbo`s the real Elliottophile.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Brew, Benno could probably play for Scotland too if he looks a few generations back. Maybe he ate haggis once, had a scotty dog or his auntie´s cousin´s friend once had a boyfriend who was Scottish. That's normally enough. Thought you would miss him, I know he has been one of your favorites.

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    spanishcanary

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Elliott is certainly a better right back than Whitts. Potentially, anyway. I hope there`s no ethnic preference in play, the noo. Where`s Lobbo?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Good luck Lil Benno, a good fella who always seems to be smiling. Even as he is being sent away on loan he still finds time to congratulate Wessie and Brady. Guess we probably won´t see him again in the yellow and green?

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    spanishcanary

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Well mentioned Cap canary, by which I assume you are a Capital Canary. I remember it well, nearly took the roof off. Bristol will be a good challenge for Bennett. They are rock bottom at the moment, so if he can have a positive impact there, he will bring attention to himself. Wishing him well.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • IMO best right back at NCFC albeit not his default position

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    Big Bonce

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Hopefully a good move for him to find his fitness and confidence. His goal against Spurs lives long in the memory!

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    Cap Canary

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Guess that if Bristol C like what they see in the next 3 months that a small bid may see a transfer in january.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • As it is an ' emergency loan', I sincerely hope we have the chance of getting him back at a moments notice? It is always disappointing to see good players go, but it is a chance for him to play at a better level than reserves (ooops - no longer exists). Unlikely that he will be with us next season, so he is in the shop window for a club. Potentially therefore a positive move for all parties, though perhaps weakens our squad, unless we can get him back if either SW or NR are injured.

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    Soglio Star

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Am a little surprised he's gone out on loan to Bristol City. His games have been limited here but whenever he has played he has looked a decent player to me. So i wish him well and hope he can find regular football at Bristol or elsewhere.

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    malaga flier

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • I agree with TK. A very decent guy our Elliott.

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    el dingo

    Friday, October 9, 2015

  • I wish the lad good luck but am surprised he needed to drop to the bottom of the Championship to get a game. I suspect he is never going to feature for Alex so needs to find a new permanent club to get his career back on track. He certainly looked good even at right back at times and often used to cover Martin's mistakes when they were played together.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, October 9, 2015

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