Bennett happy to stay at Brighton

02 February 2011 08:17
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Elliott Bennett says he is happy at the League One club.The 22-year-old handed in a transfer request last week after interest from Championship outfit Norwich City. [LNB]He told BBC Sussex: "It was never a case of me being unhappy and not wanting to play for the football club. [LNB]"A club from a higher division wanted me. I wanted to pursue it - it didn't work out. I'm more than happy to still be a Brighton player." [LNB]He added: "I'll do all I can in training and in games to make sure the gaffer [Gus Poyet] keeps picking me."[LNB] [LNB][LNB] The former Wolves trainee returned to the Albion side for their 0-0 draw with Leyton Orient on Tuesday after sitting out their FA Cup win at Watford on Saturday. [LNB]And Bennett said he was pleased with the reaction he got from the Seagulls' travelling support. [LNB]"That was massive for me," he said. "It was one of the things I was worried about. [LNB]"I didn't want people to take it personally. I'd like to thank all the fans who showed me support."

Source: BBC_Sport