UK time is: 16:23:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Megson interested in Bennett deal

Wednesday boss Gary Megson is interested in bringing out-of-contract Nottingham Forest defender Julian Bennett to Hillsborough this summer.

Megson took Bennett to Forest from Walsall during his time as manager at the City Ground in 2006 and is understood to be keen to sign the 26-year-old for a second time.

The Owls boss is looking to bolster his squad with nine new additions in the close season as he aims for an improved season on the pitch.

Strengthening his defence is a priority and Bennett is deemed surplus to requirements at the City Ground this summer after a frustrating few campaigns with the Championship campaign.

He suffered a serious knee injury in the 2009-10 season and has since been loaned out to Crystal Palace on a six-month deal last term.

But Megson knows Bennett well and knows he would be a good addition to his squad if he manages to stay injury free.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 22 2011

Time: 10:29AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
get him signed up
mick66owl
Report Abuse
22/06/2011 11:31:00

Maybe GM knows something we don't, but I would have thought we had enough defenders by now? Isn't it about time we saw some movement with the forward & wing positions?
US Owl
Report Abuse
22/06/2011 12:06:00

hmmmm, Unlike like most of the rest this summer, does this have any substance?
DEZZYP
Report Abuse
22/06/2011 12:27:00

I was just going to say alls quiet on the signing front.Wish we'd hurry n sign a decent striker n winger/s.
ollyowl70
Report Abuse
22/06/2011 12:37:00

Just what we need.Someone whos had a serious knee injury and inury prone! Thought a striker would be more of a priority and a winger who can actually cross the ball than a full back.
leons gloves
Report Abuse
22/06/2011 12:42:00

Dagenham have accepted a bid from green from a championship club, typical wednesday dragging their feet.
DEZZYP
Report Abuse
22/06/2011 12:49:00

I doubt we were dragging our feet. We were the first to put in an offer for him which was rejected. As soon as a Championship club showed interest Green was bound to bide his time and Daggers were holding out for a decent fee.
TheDon1974
Report Abuse
22/06/2011 18:20:00

Should we have not at least gone in for a second bid than leave it a few weeks and do nothing?
DEZZYP
Report Abuse
23/06/2011 08:44:00

Depends how much they were after. I reckon Milan knows what he is doing and sticking to a budget. Fair play to him for that. Remember where we could have been at this stage now if he hadn't shown up at all?!
TheDon1974
Report Abuse
23/06/2011 09:13:00

Only the Mandaric, Aldridge and Megson know what's happening behind the scenes. The rest of us can only summise!
TheMightyBoosh
Report Abuse
23/06/2011 13:13:00

Bennett isn't the worst player we've been linked to and has positive history with GM which is a good thing. He also has history playing at League One AND Championship level. Living around Nottingham, Forest fans used to really like him until he got injured!
TheMightyBoosh
Report Abuse
23/06/2011 15:21:00

that description sounds like simek /\
samh
Report Abuse
23/06/2011 16:16:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Mattock Seeks First-Team Return (Sunday January 25 2015)

McCabe Interesting Birmingham (Sunday January 25 2015)

Madine Expected Back (Sunday January 25 2015)

Wednesday MotM Against Bolton (Friday January 23 2015)

Owls sign Manchester United man Keane (Thursday January 22 2015)

Wednesday Keane On Will? (Thursday January 22 2015)

Palmer Welcomes Returning Buxton (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Hutchinson Suspended For Birmingham (Monday January 19 2015)

Gray: Offside call cost us a point (Saturday January 17 2015)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sheff Wed 1 - 2 Bolton
Forest 0 - 2 Sheff Wed
Wigan 0 - 1 Sheff Wed
Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Blackpool
Fulham 4 - 0 Sheff Wed
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Middlesbrough 26 13 8 5 23 47
7. Wolves 27 12 8 7 -2 44
8. Norwich 27 12 7 8 16 43
9. Sheff Wed 26 9 10 7 -2 37
10. Blackburn 26 9 9 8 1 36
11. Birmingham 26 9 8 9 -8 35
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34

Breaking League News

It's Tight At The Top For Town!
Ipswich : 26/01/2015 16:02:00
Iceland International Set For Trial At The Latics
Wigan : 26/01/2015 15:46:00
Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 (Report)
Brighton : 26/01/2015 15:43:00
No Rhode To Swansea
Blackburn : 26/01/2015 14:46:00
Cardiff City Trip Rearranged
Blackburn : 26/01/2015 14:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wednesday v Birmingham
Suggested By:  
Wednesday win 25%
Birmingham win 25%
Draw 50%