Bennett looking to impress
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ian Bennett is hoping to perform against his former club Birmingham City on Tuesday.
Sheffield United goalkeeper Ian Bennett is hoping to perform against his former club Birmingham City in the Carling Cup on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old spent 12 years at St Andrews before leaving the club to join Leeds last summer.
Bennett is now plying his trade for The Blades as back-up to first choice Paddy Kenny but will get his chance to impress against his former club in the second round of the Carling Cup.
Neil Warnock will name a completely different line up against Blues on Tuesday to the one which started the Premiership defeat to Everton but Bennett is expecting a competitive performance from the side on the night.
United take on Chelsea at Bramall Lane next weekend and Bennett hopes he and his team-mates on Tuesday will give Warnock a selection headache ahead of the game.
"I had a good rapport with the fans and also the players there, a few have left but I'm looking forward to it and hopefully put on a good performance and get into the next round," Bennett told Sky Sports News.
"I think we're taking it quite seriously. Whatever team the manager puts out will be trying to impress, obviously there's the Chelsea game coming up and the players who can perform in this game might get the nod for the Chelsea game.
"You don't know what team the manager puts out, he could be putting 11 fringe players out but the lads will be looking forward to it and trying to impress the manager.
"But first and foremost you need a win and wins breed confidence so I think whoever the manager puts out will certainly be trying to impress and get into the next round."