Kyle Bennett growing into his role at Bradford City

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kyle Bennett has come good in the last two games Kyle Bennett has come good in the last two games

Phil Parkinson predicts that Kyle Bennett will continue to improve as he finds his feet with City.

The Doncaster winger had a tough start to his loan spell in January when he was sent off on his debut against Preston.

He took a while to get used to his new surroundings but the last two performances have been his best so far for the club.

Bennett, who has now featured eight times, scored a well-taken individual goal in the win at Colchester and followed up with another lively display last weekend against Gillingham.

Parkinson is not surprised to see him becoming a more influential figure in the side.

The City boss said: “Sometimes when players come in and you say they’re not up to speed, supporters think you are making excuses.

“But I’m not, it’s the truth. He hadn’t played a first-team game for four months when he came here and then he got sent off.

“It takes time to build his own confidence, to understand the players round him and understand his role in the team.”

Bennett arrived at the same time as Adam Reach, who hit the ground running after playing regularly at Shrewsbury for the first half of the season.

Reach’s second month on loan is up after Saturday’s trip to his former club and City are considering whether to push Middlesbrough for another possible extension.

Parkinson feels the two wide men are beginning to offer a different threat to defences.

“Benno and Reach are a good combination of wide players for us,” he said.

“Reach is quite direct and Benno has got that ability to come inside and make things happen.

“You need that, especially at home when teams sit back like Gillingham did. You need someone with quality who’s going to unlock the door.

“I think Benno’s been great for us so far and he’s getting better.”

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7:49am Thu 20 Mar 14

Adam1903 says...

Hope we can keep Reach till end of season, and sign Bennet permanently next season. Dont think Reach will be a possible long term signing from what lawn said in his post doggy wells interview very well thought of at the boro
Hope we can keep Reach till end of season, and sign Bennet permanently next season. Dont think Reach will be a possible long term signing from what lawn said in his post doggy wells interview very well thought of at the boro Adam1903
  • Score: 10

8:29am Thu 20 Mar 14

Freddy says...

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I am still delighted with the players that 'Parky' brings to City.
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It is very difficult to obtain players of the right quality. Especially for L1 ,and possible Championship.
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Once they achieve 'Match Fitness' --Allenby style. They prove to be quality players, thanks to Phil Parkinson's ability to spot their talent, and potential capabilities.
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* I am still delighted with the players that 'Parky' brings to City. * It is very difficult to obtain players of the right quality. Especially for L1 ,and possible Championship. * Once they achieve 'Match Fitness' --Allenby style. They prove to be quality players, thanks to Phil Parkinson's ability to spot their talent, and potential capabilities. * Freddy
  • Score: 7

9:23am Thu 20 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells
I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells bcfc mad85
  • Score: 2

9:42am Thu 20 Mar 14

Plastic Bantam says...

bcfc mad85 wrote:
I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells
I think with everyone bar Reach that is the case. From what everyone says about him, Boro fans included he will be pushing for their first team sooner rather than later. Especially as one of their wingers has just done his Cruciate
[quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells[/p][/quote]I think with everyone bar Reach that is the case. From what everyone says about him, Boro fans included he will be pushing for their first team sooner rather than later. Especially as one of their wingers has just done his Cruciate Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 5

10:11am Thu 20 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Adam1903 wrote:
Hope we can keep Reach till end of season, and sign Bennet permanently next season. Dont think Reach will be a possible long term signing from what lawn said in his post doggy wells interview very well thought of at the boro
It was only a couple of weeks ago that people were saying Benno was rubbish. Presumably these people would not want him signed. See how he does over the rest of the season and decide then. That would be sensible.
[quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: Hope we can keep Reach till end of season, and sign Bennet permanently next season. Dont think Reach will be a possible long term signing from what lawn said in his post doggy wells interview very well thought of at the boro[/p][/quote]It was only a couple of weeks ago that people were saying Benno was rubbish. Presumably these people would not want him signed. See how he does over the rest of the season and decide then. That would be sensible. Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:15am Thu 20 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
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I am still delighted with the players that 'Parky' brings to City.
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It is very difficult to obtain players of the right quality. Especially for L1 ,and possible Championship.
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Once they achieve 'Match Fitness' --Allenby style. They prove to be quality players, thanks to Phil Parkinson's ability to spot their talent, and potential capabilities.
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??????????? All his signings? Freddy I really appreciate your uplifting rallying cries. However, don't you think it's about time you checked who is actually employed by the club? It's quite simple really - I promise.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I am still delighted with the players that 'Parky' brings to City. * It is very difficult to obtain players of the right quality. Especially for L1 ,and possible Championship. * Once they achieve 'Match Fitness' --Allenby style. They prove to be quality players, thanks to Phil Parkinson's ability to spot their talent, and potential capabilities. *[/p][/quote]??????????? All his signings? Freddy I really appreciate your uplifting rallying cries. However, don't you think it's about time you checked who is actually employed by the club? It's quite simple really - I promise. Peter300
  • Score: -6

10:18am Thu 20 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

bcfc mad85 wrote:
I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells
There is no heat on Mr. Lawn or Mr. Julian due to Nahki leaving. Why should there be?
[quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells[/p][/quote]There is no heat on Mr. Lawn or Mr. Julian due to Nahki leaving. Why should there be? Peter300
  • Score: -4

11:12am Thu 20 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Peter300 wrote:
bcfc mad85 wrote:
I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells
There is no heat on Mr. Lawn or Mr. Julian due to Nahki leaving. Why should there be?
They let him go at a cut price to a rival club and has for people saying Bennett was no good I'm not one of them I think he's a class player I'v seen him play for dony in this league but you can also see where people are coming from he dint have the best start here
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells[/p][/quote]There is no heat on Mr. Lawn or Mr. Julian due to Nahki leaving. Why should there be?[/p][/quote]They let him go at a cut price to a rival club and has for people saying Bennett was no good I'm not one of them I think he's a class player I'v seen him play for dony in this league but you can also see where people are coming from he dint have the best start here bcfc mad85
  • Score: 5

11:15am Thu 20 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Peter300 wrote:
bcfc mad85 wrote:
I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells
There is no heat on Mr. Lawn or Mr. Julian due to Nahki leaving. Why should there be?
They let him go at a cut price to a rival club and has for people saying Bennett was no good I'm not one of them I think he's a class player I'v seen him play for dony in this league but you can also see where people are coming from he dint have the best start here
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: I hope we can pull off the two singing within the fans want I.e Bennett and reach lawn did say in is interview that the players signed on loan it's a try before you buy basis after the sale of wells fingers crossed he want just saying it to keep the heat off for selling wells[/p][/quote]There is no heat on Mr. Lawn or Mr. Julian due to Nahki leaving. Why should there be?[/p][/quote]They let him go at a cut price to a rival club and has for people saying Bennett was no good I'm not one of them I think he's a class player I'v seen him play for dony in this league but you can also see where people are coming from he dint have the best start here bcfc mad85
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

I like him, great control and composure. just needs to get his shooting boots on.
I like him, great control and composure. just needs to get his shooting boots on. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 6

1:52pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Agree with Victor regarding Bennett, great composure on the ball, great control and quick feet, looks a player to me, if he stayed at BCFC he'd blossom. Adam Reach is a class act, hopefully he'll be with us til the season ends. If it is possible, I'd sign both permanently.
Agree with Victor regarding Bennett, great composure on the ball, great control and quick feet, looks a player to me, if he stayed at BCFC he'd blossom. Adam Reach is a class act, hopefully he'll be with us til the season ends. If it is possible, I'd sign both permanently. bcfc1903
  • Score: 5

3:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Farsley Bantam says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Agree with Victor regarding Bennett, great composure on the ball, great control and quick feet, looks a player to me, if he stayed at BCFC he'd blossom. Adam Reach is a class act, hopefully he'll be with us til the season ends. If it is possible, I'd sign both permanently.
Bennett is certainly as possibility but I imagine Adam will be out of reach.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Agree with Victor regarding Bennett, great composure on the ball, great control and quick feet, looks a player to me, if he stayed at BCFC he'd blossom. Adam Reach is a class act, hopefully he'll be with us til the season ends. If it is possible, I'd sign both permanently.[/p][/quote]Bennett is certainly as possibility but I imagine Adam will be out of reach. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 3

6:49pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Parkybcfc says...

Reach is out of contract in the summer with boro so hopefully he could be a permanent signing so maybe not out of reach .
Reach is out of contract in the summer with boro so hopefully he could be a permanent signing so maybe not out of reach . Parkybcfc
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Parkybcfc wrote:
Reach is out of contract in the summer with boro so hopefully he could be a permanent signing so maybe not out of reach .
I hope so team is looking we'll recently good football cutting down with the long ball
[quote][p][bold]Parkybcfc[/bold] wrote: Reach is out of contract in the summer with boro so hopefully he could be a permanent signing so maybe not out of reach .[/p][/quote]I hope so team is looking we'll recently good football cutting down with the long ball bcfc mad85
  • Score: 2

1:07am Fri 21 Mar 14

Waynus1971 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Agree with Victor regarding Bennett, great composure on the ball, great control and quick feet, looks a player to me, if he stayed at BCFC he'd blossom. Adam Reach is a class act, hopefully he'll be with us til the season ends. If it is possible, I'd sign both permanently.
Bennett is certainly as possibility but I imagine Adam will be out of reach.
Groans.....!
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Agree with Victor regarding Bennett, great composure on the ball, great control and quick feet, looks a player to me, if he stayed at BCFC he'd blossom. Adam Reach is a class act, hopefully he'll be with us til the season ends. If it is possible, I'd sign both permanently.[/p][/quote]Bennett is certainly as possibility but I imagine Adam will be out of reach.[/p][/quote]Groans.....! Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

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