Bennett made to wait on new Blues deal
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Peterborough shot-stopper is out of contract at the end of the season and as yet there have been no talks over extending his deal.
Bennett has come back into the first team after an injury to first choice Nico Vaesen and he will hope to prove he is worth a new deal during the remaining eight games of the season.
Blues boss Steve Bruce admitted that talks were on hold until the end of the season and that the player accepted the situation.
"Benno knows the situation and we've talked at length about the situation and he accepts it," said Bruce.
"Any contract talks with anyone have to be on hold until we find out what position we are in, what division we are in.
"Once we do that, then we can sit down with the respective parties involved and go from there."
Meanwhile, new Blues signing Andy Marriott is hoping to earn a long-term deal at St Andrews.
Marriott joined Birmingham last week from Barnsley on a short-term deal until the end of the season and he is keen to win a longer stay at the club.
"This is a great opportunity for me. It's up to me to wait and see what happens and push Benno as hard as I possibly can, and see if I can get a game before the end of the season," Marriott told the club's official website.
"As far as I was aware the Premier League transfer window was shut.
"When somebody said there was somebody interested I thought it must be one of the Football League clubs, so it was a very nice surprise for me when I was told it was Birmingham and it was a chance to go back to The Premier League."