At 28, I appreciate Bennett is not the typical Appleton type player, but we are going to need some experience in the side and if the deal were right, Bennett would be a great capture. He’s played regular football at our level for Peterborough and Rochdale and is a towering presence at 6ft 3in. I guess, with Cian Bolger already in the squad, we may not go for height as much as speed at the back for a partner, but I do wonder if maybe Bennett and Bolger would be a formidable pairing in terms of set pieces. We conceded too many from set-pieces last season, so having a player of Bennett’s ilk would be a big advantage.
He was in and out of the Posh team last season, but when he was in he won 5.43 aerial duels per game during his time on the field. Contrast that with Jason Shackell, who won 3.97, and you begin to see why he might be a decent signing.