Bennett excited by Wolves future

Ryan Bennett is thrilled at being part of a Wolves side which is working hard to establish itself in the Premier League.

The centre-back has been an ever-present in Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season and is one of five players to feature in every minute of Wolves’ Premier League campaign so far.

And despite the team adapting well since stepping up from the Championship – accumulating 16 points from the first 12 league games – Bennett feels the side’s points tally “could have been better”.

“With the games that we’ve had, the chances that we’ve had, we haven’t really put pay to it. But at the same time, maybe some of the games that we did win, we were lucky, so it evens itself out throughout the course of the season.

“But the most important thing is that we’re playing well, we’re having a right go, the lads are working as hard as we can and if we can continue that we’re going to be doing very well come the end of the season.

“That’s what we want to do. There’s ambition at this club, I think everyone can see it, and it’s important that we do carry it on like we have done this season, to put that ambition forward.

“It’s difficult in this league and I think this is the start of this football club pushing forward. We started last year and it’s a progression.

“It takes time, it’s hard, but with the manager’s thoughts, the staff’s thoughts, the player’s coming in, working hard and buying into new ideas, it is only the start. 

“The club’s in a really good place at the minute and I’m excited to be part of it and I’ll be excited to see the future of the club when I’m moved on.”

Currently nine first-team players are away from Molineux on international duty, but the 28-year-old is already looking forward to the return of his teammates.

Bennett added: “We’ve got a lot of internationals and it’s hard to work on anything without the numbers which we normally have. When you come in and you’ve not got a game and you’re working hard with nothing really at the end of it, it’s tough.

“Sometimes it’s nice to have the weekend, but when the boys come back in later in the week it’s nice, you get that little bit of a buzz back as you’re working towards something at the end of the week.”