Wednesday 21 February 2018

Robbie Benson agrees new deal to stay with Dundalk

10 October 2017; Robbie Benson of Dundalk during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final Replay match between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
10 October 2017; Robbie Benson of Dundalk during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final Replay match between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Dundalk midfielder Robbie Benson has signed a new one year contract with the club.

Benson had been considering his options since the end of the season and was wanted by SPL side St Johnstone but manager Tommy Wright said they could not meet the player's wage demands.

The player's agent was unhappy with Wright's comments, but it's understood that Benson was only prepared to leave Ireland if he was made an attractive offer at a good level.

Otherwise, he was prepared to stay with Dundalk who made a concerted effort to keep the player and he has agreed a fresh deal.

Benson joined Dundalk from UCD ahead of the 2016 season and the Athlone man has become an important part of Stephen Kenny's side.

Striker Dave McMillan is still mulling over a move to St Johnstone while creative midfielder Patrick McEleney has options in England and America.

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