Cheltenham Town: Benson confirms Robins approach
Swindon Town striker Paul Benson has confirmed Cheltenham Town have made an approach to sign him on loan with a permanent move.
The 33-year-old's loan with League One strugglers Portsmouth expired today and he has returned to his parent club to discuss his next move.
Benson said: "I think Cheltenham have an offer on the table at the moment - a loan with a view to a permanent in the summer - and Swindon are quite keen for me to do that.
"I'll see how the land lies at Swindon and how it goes from there."
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Benson had been keen to extend his stay at Portsmouth, but the cash-strapped club were unable to contribute enough towards his weekly wage.
Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has already gone on record as saying Benson has received an "excellent" offer from a promotion-chasing club near to Swindon.
Essex-born Benson made his name at Dagenham and Redbridge, earning a move to Charlton Athletic before joining Swindon last January and helping them to the League Two title.