January signing Rhys Bennett says it’s been a ‘whirlwind three or four days’, but it’s a great opportunity for the defender.
The 30-year-old signed a six month deal until the end of the season on Friday 28 January, and was thrown in the deep end a day later during our Lancashire derby away at Accrington Stanley following an injury to Liam Gibson.
The short turnaround meant the Bolton-born man didn’t have the opportunity to train with his new teammates before taking to the pitch with them.
“I’m not going to lie, it’s been a whirlwind sort of three or four days!” he said.
“I first heard about it potentially happening on Thursday afternoon so after that, it’s been a mad few days.
“That’s the life of a footballer to be fair, I literally met my teammates and the manager for the first time on Saturday on the pitch really.
“I’m excited for the opportunity, if you look at the form table, Morecambe have been in the top 10 for the last five or six games so it’s definitely an exciting opportunity for myself, I’m delighted to be here.”
The experienced defender boasts more than 380 career appearances, 186 of which came across Sky Bet League’s One and Two, and Bennett says he’s excited at the prospect of joining up with a close-knit group of lads.
He added: “It seems like a great group of lads.
“Everyone just seems down to earth, hard-working and that’s pretty much similar to what I see myself, so it’s been easy to be fair to fit in and get started.
“Looking at it from the outside, I think our squad is good, we play good football so I’m excited to come in and hopefully bring what I can to the table and hopefully help the team.
“I’ve always found it a hard place to come when I play against Morecambe, because the fans really get behind the team, and obviously the Club is in quite a successful period, so it’s great to see the backing and hopefully I’ll see all you guys [the fans] out there on Tuesday night and on Saturday too.”