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Wednesday confirm Bennett capture

Wednesday confirm Bennett capture

Wednesday have this morning confirmed the signing of out-of-contract Nottingham Forest defender Julian Bennett.

As revealed on Vital Wednesday earlier, Bennett becomes the Owls' third signing of the summer after David Prutton and Rob Jones and has penned a two-year contract at Hillsborough.

The 26-year-old left-back is no stranger to Owls boss Gary Megson, who signed Bennett while he was manager at the City Ground.

Bennett told the official SWFC site: 'It's fantastic to be here and I am looking forward to the challenge.

'When a club like Sheffield Wednesday shows interest in you, it doesn't take too much thinking about.'

He came through the Forest Academy before moving across the Midlands for a spell with the Saddlers before returning to help Forest to promotion from League 1 and picking up the club's player of the season award along the way.

Bennett comes in to replace left-back Tommy Spurr, who left for Doncaster Rovers.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday July 5 2011
Time: 10:24AM

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excellent
Carbone's Padawan
05/07/2011 10:35:00
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Good signing! I've seen him play a few times for Forest and if he stays fit he'll become a fans favourite!
TheMightyBoosh
05/07/2011 10:58:00
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Boosh - does he have a problem with fitness? don't know much about him really - only that he's quite highly rated.
Carbone's Padawan
05/07/2011 11:09:00
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excellent, nice to see someone arriving.
sussexowl
05/07/2011 11:34:00
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gd signing now we have a new left back we can now move reynolds on
retfordowl1867
05/07/2011 12:16:00
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I want rid of Dan Jones before Reynolds. Both can go. Jones was shocking last year terrible left back. Got Buxton and Bennett now.
jamesc1905
05/07/2011 12:21:00
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Carbone's Padawan, he had a serious injury a couple of years ago that kept him out for 18 months. He was a firm favourite with the Forest fans before that but a lot happens in 18 months. He went on loan to Palace last term and started to find his feet again. Hopefully a good pre-season and he will head and shoulders above anything we've had at left back for a long time. He's actually a left back first and foremost which cannot be said for Spurr and Jones!
TheMightyBoosh
05/07/2011 12:30:00
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Hopefully some more signings today as the boys go away on pre-season training tomorrow. Dyer and Semedo would be great and then we need a couple of strikers. Does Megson really want Clinton Morrison? I am sure he might free up some decent wages
Devon_Owl
05/07/2011 13:05:00
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I agree with Jamesc1903 Dan Jones is not good enough to be a payed professional.Ameture league standard.
Kettering OWL 1963
05/07/2011 14:40:00
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Sorry 1905 not 1903 !
Kettering OWL 1963
05/07/2011 14:42:00
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