Dan Bennett has vowed to get the Farnborough fans on side again after admitting he was deservedly axed in the summer following a miserable season.
The mercurial play-maker became an instant fans’ favourite when scoring twice on his debut after following boss Spencer Day to Cherrywood Road from Chertsey Town in October 2012.
But a hugely disappointing season, yielding just two league goals, turned him into the original ‘Marmite Man’ on the Boro terraces and ultimately led to him being reluctantly released by the manager who stuck by him for so long.
Now, with the slate wiped clean, Bennett has re-signed for the club on a short-term deal and is determined to show the fans just what they have been missing.
“I understand the fans’ frustrations watching me play and that’s one thing I want to sort out this year,” said Bennett, who rushed back from Gatwick Airport to come on as a second-half substitute against Weston-Super-Mare on Tuesday night.
“I don’t want to be the Dan Bennett I was last year. I’m ready to go, I want to prove myself and get the fans behind me again.
“Last year was a very poor season for me. Two goals...that’s just not good enough. We spoke in the summer and decided to start afresh and hopefully it’s all behind us now. I just want to move forward.
“I need more goals in my game but the main thing is doing my best for the team. We’ve got a young team here but there are a lot of talented players and once we get that first win I think we'll be alright.”