Carlisle United Sign Defender Rhys Bennett on Short-Term Deal

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Carlisle United have signed former Peterborough United defender Rhys Bennett on a short-term deal.

Bennett Joins Carlisle United Until January Transfer Window

Carlisle Manager on Bennett: ‘He’ll Definitely Make Us Better’

Bennett’s contract will expire on January 1 2021. The 29-year-old was a free agent having been released by Peterborough at the end of last season.

Manager Chris Beech and Bennett have worked together before, at Rochdale where Beech was assistant manager. Beech told the club website that Bennett’s arrival will further his side’s promotion push:

“Rhys is a player I know very well and, in terms of the group, he’ll definitely make us better. I worked with him at Rochdale, he’s 6ft 3, predominantly a centre back but can equally play as a full back, or in midfield.

“He’s got those good attributes you want to bring in terms of strength, power, good speed and being honest.

“In terms of fitness he’s at a good level already, but there’s always an element of transition required.

“Rhys is a quality player, he knows what it’s about and what’s required, he bolsters what’s already a very good group. He provides us with more strength in depth and gives us additional options in both boxes, should we need it.

“I’m looking forward to working with him again and really pleased he’s here. I know he’ll thrive in the sort of environment we’re trying to create and, as a football club, you’ve got to continue to push the boundaries if you can.”

Carlisle are currently fifth in League Two after 11 games.


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