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Benjamin bolsters front line
TREVOR Benjamin – a man who has played for more Football League clubs than anybody else – will lead Vics’ attack against Grays tomorrow.
The experienced former Jamaica international agreed terms on a deal at the Marston’s Arena today, Friday.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him in action,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
Benjamin, 29, was unattached after being released from League Two outfit Hereford United at the end of last season.
He scored 10 goals during his stay at Edgar Street.
A tall, powerful striker, he is exactly the type of player stand-in manager Mike Marsh was looking for.
“I wanted to heighten the side,” he told the Guardian.
“I feel we haven’t been able to match teams physically so we’ve had to keep the ball on the floor a lot.
“We need to pose a different type of threat to give the opposition something to think about.”
Capped twice by his country, Benjamin has racked up 16 Football League clubs in his career to date, although he began the current campaign at Blue Square North outfit Gainsborough Trinity.
He was publicly written off by former Vics manager Jimmy Quinn following a trial with his new club Bournemouth last month.
“Trevor’s not what I’m looking for, he’s probably past his sell-by date,” the Cherries’ boss told BBC Radio Solent.
“As good as he’s been in the past, he’s probably dropped his standards a bit.”
Vics will be hoping he proves the Irishman wrong.