oncaster Rovers: Kyle Bennett not for sale says boss Dean Saunders

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DONCASTER Rovers boss Dean Saunders insists that Kyle Bennett is going nowhere.

Responding to media speculation linking Bennett with Nottingham Forest, Saunders said: “He’s still got a year left on his contract and he’s not for sale. Obviously every player has his price but it would have to be a ridiculous amount of money for us to sell him.

“He’s only 21 and he’s learning all the time but he can still do things that other players can’t do.”

Saunders, who said that midfielder Brian Stock’s move to Burnley could finally go through in the next 24 hours, had hoped to bring in the striker that he has targeted for several weeks yesterday as well as a centre-back after being given permission to sign players by the major shareholders on Thursday afternoon.

Although efforts to sign the striker stalled yesterday, Saunders did discuss terms with a centre-back in the afternoon.

Saunders’ failure to add to his squad before today’s Capital Cup game against York, which he warns will be tough, means that he will only have two outfield substitutes.

“They are going to be dangerous opposition,” he warned. “They did really well last season and they’ve got some momentum. We can’t afford to underestimate them and we can’t afford to go out there thinking that we are a better team. We’ve got to respect them and we’ll need to roll up our sleeves.”