AFC TOTTON’S Justin Bennett will have Paulton Rovers in his sights in Somerset on Saturday having opened his goals account last week.

The 36-year-old sharpshooter struck twice at Fleet Town after recovering from a long-term anterior cruciate ligament injury for the second time in his goal-laden career.

It was a damaged left knee that scuppered his chances at Eastleigh before he went on to make history as Gosport Borough’s all-time leading marksman.

Admitting he learned from that first lay-off, Salisbury-based Bennett said: “The first time it was unknown, but when it happened again - this time to my right knee - I was fairly confident I could get back.

"I knew all the stuff I had to do, it was just about having the determination to do it, driving myself to the gym every day."

Asked if Bennett had suffered any adverse reaction to last weekend's exertions, Stags boss Louis Langdown said: "No, he seems OK.

"He trained on Tuesday and will train again tonight."

Laughingly, Langdown added: "Justin was a bit annoyed when I took him off on a hat-trick at Fleet, but he knows the score!"

Totton will have young Birmingham City loanees Adam Siviter and Tom McLean on board again for Saturday’s Evo-Stik One South trip.

Langdown is still keen to strengthen the squad and hopes to sign a winger tonight.

He is also casting an eye over a trialist, who is among the new intake of students at Solent University.