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Benyon under no pressure - Swindon Town boss Wilson

Swindon Town striker Elliot Benyon
Benyon began his career as a trainee at Bristol City

Swindon manager Danny Wilson says there is no pressure on Elliot Benyon to replace Charlie Austin.

Benyon joined Town from Torquay on Monday after Austin, who moved to the Robins from non-league Poole in October 2009, left for Burnley last week.

"It's a totally different scenario," Wilson told BBC Wiltshire. "Charlie came out of nowhere

"Elliot has done his apprenticeship in professional football. We think and we hope that he'll be able to step up."

Former builder Austin, 21, who scored 37 goals in 65 games for Swindon, moved to Turf Moor for an undisclosed fee on Friday.

"Elliot is a different player to Charlie, but we do hope that he's got the goals in him that will help us," added Wilson.

"We've known about him for a long while. We're fortunate that we were able to agree a fee with Torquay."

Benyon, 23, signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the County Ground after the Robins agreed an undisclosed fee with Torquay.

The former Bristol City trainee hit 45 goals in 144 appearances for the Gulls.

"I'm just going to do my best," said Benyon. "I'm not saying I'm going to be the next Charlie Austin, but that's what I want to be. I want to be Swindon's next big goalscorer.

"Swindon is a massive club, as soon as I knew they were interested there was only one place I wanted to come.

"It wasn't a difficult decision to make. I've scored a few goals in League Two and hopefully I can do the same here."



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see also
Swindon swoop for striker Benyon
31 Jan 11 |  Swindon
Burnley sign up Swindon's Austin
28 Jan 11 |  Burnley
Wilson desperate to add to squad
26 Jan 11 |  Swindon


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