Manager Yates delighted with Benson capture

SWINDON TOWN striker Paul Benson has completed a loan move to Cheltenham for the rest of the season – and he may yet be followed by Town team-mate Luke Rooney.

Benson was a key figure in Paolo Di Canio's League Two title-winning squad last season, scoring 13 goals, but he has fallen out of favour this term.

He was loaned to Portsmouth for two months in November and wanted to stay at Fratton Park, only to be denied a loan extension by his parent club as cash-strapped Pompey were unable to pay enough of his wages.

“Patience has paid off and we have been greatly rewarded,” Cheltenham boss Yates told the club’s website.

Yates is also thought to be interested in bringing in out-of-favour Swindon winger Rooney.


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