UTILITY man Scot Bennett is ready to fill in at right-back again today at Scunthorpe United as Newport County AFC look to end a 10-game winless streak in League Two.

Manager Michael Flynn was unable to bring in a replacement for the departed Danny McNamara before yesterday’s deadline, while Dan Leadbitter, Robbie Willmott and Dom Jefferies are all ruled out.

That means that Bennett is likely to line up at right-back at Glanford Park, just as he did for last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Millwall.

The 29-year-old is more comfortable in central midfield or central defence, but he’s willing to help the team however he can.

“It was fine last week,” said Bennett. “I played there a couple of times for Exeter when I was younger.

“The first five or 10 minutes, I was getting used to the position again. But after that I thought I settled in and it was OK.

“I’ve always said throughout my career that I’ll play wherever I’m needed. All I want to do is help the team.

“If I can do that playing right-back, centre-mid or wherever, I’m happy to do it.”

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Bennett hopes the midweek win over MK Dons in the Leasing.com Trophy and the loan signings of Billy Waters and Dale Gorman can inspire County to a first league win since they beat Scunthorpe at home on October 19.

“We haven’t had the best run of late but beating a good MK Dons side is a positive and hopefully we can take that into this game,” he said.

“We won’t make excuses; we haven’t been good enough and hopefully we can kick on now from the result on Tuesday.

“And the new signings are positive,” he added. “Billy brings more attacking flair and Dale is another good signing, I think.

“It freshens it up and brings competition for places. It lifts the mood of the boys and hopefully that will happen this year.

"We’ve proven already this season that we can beat anyone."