Winger's loan deal ends prematurely after ankle injury.
On-loan winger J’Neil Bennett has returned to his parent club Tottenham Hotspur to undergo his rehabilitation for an ankle injury. The young Spurs forward suffered ligament damage in training and is thought to be out for between 10-12 weeks, thus surpassing his current loan agreement that ends in January.
Boss David Artell says it is ‘a blow’ to lose the exciting player and it is something we will look to revisit if he can regain his fitness.
Bennett made 10 appearances for the Railwaymen in all competitions, scoring his only goal in a 2-0 win over Burton Albion.
Artell told the club’s official website: “J’Neil unfortunately suffered an ankle ligament injury in training and he will be out for a medium term and that will go beyond his current loan deal.
“We have spoken to J’Neil and Tottenham and it was agreed that he would return there to do his rehab.
“J’Neil is a great lad and his personality is infectious around the place. He is a good young player and good to work with and it’s a blow for us and a blow for him.
“It is something we could revisit in the future, we are looking at a lot of things for January and if not then with him then he is out of contract in the summer.”