Cheltenham Town: Benson move back on?
Paul Benson's loan move from Swindon Town to Cheltenham Town is believed to back on.
The 33-year-old is set to be at tomorrow night's home match against Rochdale, with a view to joining the Robins on loan for the rest of the season, according to the Swindon Advertiser.
A frustrated Mark Yates appeared to have conceded defeat on the signing of Benson a week ago, but the Robins boss was in an altogether more upbeat mood this morning.
He ruled out a move for Sheffield United's Chris Porter, saying he had other targets and Benson could now be set to join Cheltenham after all.
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The former Charlton Athletic and Dagenham man spent time on loan at Portsmouth earlier this season and had expressed a desire to remain with the League One strugglers.
But Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has made it quite clear he wants Benson to accept Cheltenham's offer, with Southend United and Bristol Rovers also thought to be keen.
Benson is also thought to have turned down a move to League Cup finalists Bradford City.
Benson joined the Wiltshire Robins a year ago, netting 11 times in 20 league starts including the winner against Cheltenham at the County Ground in March.
He has an impressive strike rate since starting his professional career with Dagenham, who he helped win promotion to the Football League with 28 goals during 2006/07.
His form for the Daggers resulted in a move to Charlton in August 2010, and in his first season at the Valley he scored ten goals.