Scot Bennett wants role as Exeter City centre-back

Scot Bennett
Bennett has scored 15 goals in 110 appearances for Exeter City

Exeter City's Scot Bennett says he wants to be played at centre-back.

The 23-year-old played 48 games for the Grecians last season and was deployed in almost every role on the pitch apart from goalkeeper.

"Centre-back is definitely my strongest position and eventually I'd like to nail that down and stay there for a season and see how that goes," he said.

"But for the minute if I'm needed to play in different positions I'm willing to do that," he told BBC Radio Devon.

Bennett, who came through Exeter's youth academy, has been an almost ever-present for the last two-and-a-half seasons prompting manager Paul Tisdale to say he would like three of him in his side.external-link

But with Danny Coles, Pat Baldwin and Jordan Moore-Taylor all specialist central defenders Bennett might have to wait to get his wish,

And he says he is happy to plug gaps in the Exeter team for the time being, but does want to specialise in one position at some point soon.

"I'm still only young and if that's what they need me to do I'm going to do that for the team," he added.

"Hopefully I'll perform to my best in each position and hopefully in the future I'll be able to nail down the one position."

Meanwhile Bennett is hopeful that the club can turn around its poor home form of the past few seasons.

Since the start of the 2012-13 season Exeter have won just 13 of their 46 home games in League Two.

"I don't know what it is in the last two or three seasons at home, but we just haven't been able to get the results that we need and we haven't played the football that we'd have liked to," he said.

"It's something we need to look at in pre-season and hopefully we can hit the ground running against Reading and Swansea in pre-season games and find out what that problem was and fix it quickly."

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