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Scot: “I jumped at the chance”

17 July 2014

New skipper on being offered the captaincy

Exeter City’s new captain Scot Bennett explained that he didn’t need any convincing to take the role as captain, when he was offered the position by manager Paul Tisdale.

Scot, formerly of the Grecians’ Academy, illuminated on what the manager is expecting from him in his role of new responsibility.

“Paul asked me if I would be willing to take the armband, and explained the attributes that he thought I had,” explained Scot.

“He wanted to know if I was willing to work with him and take the information that he gives me to pass on to the players.  Obviously I was delighted with that and I jumped at the chance.

“He also said not to change anything that I’ve been doing – to lead by example with my performances and not to change that.

“I’m not the sort of player that’s going to give a rollicking to one of the lads if they’re not quite on their game.  I think players know when they’re not on their game.  So sometimes a ‘well done’ or ‘come on, keep your head up’ will put them in better stead than if I had a shouting match with them.”

Bennett also explained that the mutual respect that the players have for each other in the dressing room will be a big factor in City trying to push on this season.

Scot continued: “I think we’ve all got a lot of respect for each other – that’s the way that this team has been brought together and we’re looking to make that even closer when we go away [to Brazil].

“That way we’ll have a good chance this year of pushing on – you need to respect each other and their boundaries.”

Click here to watch the full interview with Scot on Grecian Player, where he talks about his rise to being one of the first names on the teamsheet, the trip to Brazil, the other experienced players in the City dressing room, and a reaction to the first pre-season game against Reading.


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