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New signing Bennett feeling the "buzz" around Vale Park

4 July 2019

Port Vale's new striker, Richie Bennett, says there's a "great vibe" around the club and he can't wait to get going as he adapts to life at Vale Park.

The 28-year-old signed a two-year deal for the Vale last month after his contract at Carlisle United expired and met up with his new teammates on Monday, for the first day of training back in Burslem.

Bennett spent the remainder of last season on loan at Morecambe where his five goals for the Shrimps proved to be huge in their bid for league survival. 

With his eyes solely focused on life at Port Vale now, Bennett says that the fans can expect to see him offer as much as he can for the club so it can be fighting at the right end of the table.

"I think the minimum you can offer is hard work and then everything else will sort of happen for you. The harder you work the luckier you get they say and I believe that's true.

"Hopefully I can chip in with my fair share of goals but overall results are more important to me than anything else. Picking up results means everything else follows.

"Port Vale is a great place to be with a great pitch, a big one and a great set of fans to follow that."

One player in the dressing room that Bennett will be familiar after joining the club will be the experienced midfielder, Luke Joyce. The striker played with Joycey in his final year at Carlisle United before the midfielder made the switch to Vale Park last summer.

Joycey has since gone on to make over 40 appearances in his debut season for the club and especially under John Askey, he's proved to be a vital player in the midfield.

Influential and important on the pitch, Joyce has shown that he's just as good off the pitch with Bennett saying that the midfielder had nothing but good things to say about the club and that helped his decision to make the move.

"We had a general chat really about his thoughts on the club, what he thinks and whether I could fit in or not.

"Everything he said was positive especially with the new owners taking over, he was really happy about that and the visions they had. From the small bits of details that probably fans don't see to what's happening around the place.

"It was all positive. Joycey's a good lad and he said a lot of good things so there's a lot of positive stuff."


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