Bristol Rovers to snap up free agent Bennett

Kyle Bennett of Portsmouth celebrares scoring his teams second goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Cheltenham Town at Fratton Park on May 6, 2017 in Portsmouth,...

HITC Sport understands Bristol Rovers to land free agent winger.

Kyle Bennett of Portsmouth celebrares scoring his teams second goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Cheltenham Town at Fratton Park on May 6, 2017 in Portsmouth,...

Bristol Rovers are poised to sign winger Kyle Bennett following his departure from Portsmouth, HITC Sport understands

Bennett cancelled his Portsmouth contract on transfer deadline day by mutual consent to allow him to find himself a new club.

The 27-year-old found himself out of favour at Portsmouth in recent weeks and had been an unused substitute in six of Pompey's last seven matches.

Bennett joined Portsmouth in May 2015 and helped the club win promotion to League One last season.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers man only signed a new three-year deal at Portsmouth last summer, but he dropped down the pecking order in Kenny Jackett's plans.

Portsmouth Manager Kenny Jackett before a pre-season friendly match between Portsmouth and AFC Bournemouth at Fratton Park on July 22, 2017 in Portsmouth, England.

Portsmouth were happy to let Bennett move on as Jackett feels he has enough cover out wide for the remainder of the season.

A number of clubs were monitoring Bennett's situation at Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers have acted quickly to secure the player following his release.

Bristol Rovers are currently in 11th spot in the League One table and Rovers boss Darrell Clarke feels Bennett will prove a valuable addition to his plans for the second half of the campaign.

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