Bennett Signs New Deal

Last updated : 16 May 2017 By Jim Bonner

Kyle Bennett has signed a new three-year contract with Portsmouth Football Club.

The 26-year-old was out of contract following Pompey's League Two title win (I will ever get bored of typing that!) but, despite some internet rumours that he was going to leave the south coast, the official site announced the new deal earlier this evening.

It's great news that Pompey have been able to keep hold of one of their key attacking players who has had a great second half of the season and should be more suited to the more open games in League One.

The new deal represents quite a turnaround for the former Doncaster winger as he reportedly handed in a transfer request last summer with Ipswich keen to sign him.

In other news, whilst Paul Cook has politely declined to do any media interviews whilst on holiday, he is privately said to be fuming at the speculation linking him with the vacant Wigan job. Pompey will be expected to offer him an improved contract after leading his team to promotion alongside Leam Richardson and it wouldn't be surprising to see him commit his future to the club.

Enda Stevens is still likely to be on his way to Sheffield United this week, but to secure Bennett's future is some good news as Cook will look to strengthen his squad in the coming weeks