Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

OFFICIAL: Bennett signs for Forest Green Rovers

OFFICIAL: Bennett signs for Forest Green Rovers

Homegrown defender Dale Bennett has left Vicarage Road after cancelling his contract by mutual consent and joined Forest Green Rovers.

The 23 year-old centre-back links up with former Watford academy coach Dave Hockaday - current first-team manager at Forest Green - signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with Rovers.

Bennett had been on the periphery of the first-team picture at Vicarage Road since making his debut as a substitute against West Ham United in the Carling Cup in 2008.

The 5'9 defender would go on to make his full league debut for the 'Orns in a 1-0 victory over Barnsley at the Vic' in September 2009, scooping the 'Man of the Match' bubbly in the process.

Having found regular action hard to come by last term in particular, Bennett moved out on-loan, joining Brentford, before spending loan spells at Wimbledon and Yeovil Town this term.

In total Bennett made 14 league starts for the Golden Boys with a further eight substitute appearances - the last of which came at the Boleyn Ground last season in a 1-1 draw.

Good luck, Dale!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Thursday January 24 2013
Time: 7:09PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Watford v Huddersfield - Follow On Twitter - 16-12-17

Watford are at Vicarage Road with Huddersfield the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

A Truly Woeful Injury List For Watford FC

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Watford FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Watford Duo To Serve A Suspension This Week - 15/12/17

Watford duo Marvin Zeegelaar and Tom Cleverley will be out of action this week as they serve an automatic suspension.

Officials - Watford v Huddersfield (16/12/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Watford and Huddersfield Town this Saturday.

Watford Archived Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes0%
Mariappa0%
Prodl0%
Kabasele0%
Janmaat25%
Cleverley75%
Doucoure0%
Holebas0%
Carrillo0%
Richarlison0%
Deeney0%
Sub - Pereyra0%
Sub - Gray0%
Sub - Femenia0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Write for Vital Football