Bennett agrees new deal
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blues were keen to retain the 31-year-old shot-stopper's services with Ipswich Town also making a move for the ace.
Bennett began the season as number two at St Andrews, but finished the campaign as number one following an injury to first-choice Nico Vaesen.
While deputising for the Belgian ace, Bennett made 12 starts and helped guide the side comfortably away from the relegation zone.
"It's great news," said manager Steve Bruce. "I've said all along that I've not want Benno to go and stay and I'm delighted he's staying with us.
"His displays towards the end of the season were magnificent, Benno showed us just what a capable keeper he has been and still is."