Town have taken Wealdstone forward Elliot Benyon on a month’s loan. Elliot, 30, began his career at Bristol City and enjoyed loan spells with St Albans City and Crawley Town. He subsequently signed for Torquay United, and appeared at Wembley in the Gulls’ 0-1 defeat to Ebbsfleet United in the 2008 FA Trophy final. The following year he appeared at Wembley again when Torquay beat Cambridge United 2–0 in the Conference National Play-off final.
In January 2011 he moved to Swindon Town, scoring on his debut against Rochdale. Six months later, he went on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, followed by a transfer to Southend United. He rejoined former club Torquay United in February 2013, initially on loan. Moves to Hayes & Yeading United (February 2015) and Wealdstone (May 2016) followed. To date, Elliot has made over 350 career appearances and netted over 100 goals.
Manager Andy Leese said “we are pleased to get Elliot on board for a month. The chance arose to bring him in and we felt his quality was something we needed to liven things up in the last third of the pitch. He is a proven goalscorer at higher levels, his work ethic is fantastic and I am sure he will give us all a lift after a disappointing few games.
“My thanks to Bobby Wilkinson at Wealdstone for getting it done. It’s a deal that should help both parties. Please welcome Elliot to the club if you see him tomorrow”.
Updated 21:02 - 6 Nov 2017 by Dean Vale