SCOT Bennett has signed a new deal to keep him at Newport County AFC for at least another two years.

The 27-year-old Cornishman, currently battling a foot injury, joins defender Dan Butler in committing his future to the Welsh club.

Signed by former boss Warren Feeney in the summer of 2016, the versatile Bennett played a key role in helping the Exiles stay in the Football League 12 months ago.

This season he contributed to County’s memorable FA Cup run and that replay against Spurs, although injuries have affected his second half of the campaign.

On completing his new two-year deal, Bennett told iFollow Exiles: “I am absolutely delighted.

“My family are all settled here in Newport, I have had a great two years so far and I am looking forward to the future.

“Comparing the two years I have had here, it has been an unbelievable turnaround.

“I think we can go and kick on again next season and achieve even more than we have this season – I am looking forward to it."

Manager Michael Flynn added: “Scot is a big plus for the club.

“He is a versatile player and has really bought into the ethos of the club.

“I am sure Scot will continue to make a positive impact on and off the pitch.”

Midfielder/defender Bennett arrived in Newport nearly two years ago having already enjoyed a loan spell with the club in the latter part of 2015.

The news of his fresh contract comes hot on the heels of Butler agreeing to pen a new one-year deal to remain at Rodney Parade.

County host Cambridge United in League Two on Saturday (3pm) looking to follow up their excellent 2-1 defeat of leaders Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.