Cheltenham look in on Benson

BY foxsports • January 15, 2013

Huddersfield have extended development squad striker Godwin Abadaki's youth loan from Rochdale until the end of the season.

The Terriers have the option of turning the deal into a permanent move at the end of the teenager's loan spell.

Abadaki, who arrived in mid-September, has made seven starts and one substitute appearance for Town's Under-21s, scoring three goals.

"He immediately improved the group when he came in," Town's senior professional development coach Steve Eyre told the club's official website.

"His body strength is something that you don't see in someone of such a tender age. He can hold the ball up well and has the ability to play against a back four single-handedly."

The 33-year-old has returned to the County Ground after his loan spell with Portsmouth ended and the former Dagenham man has revealed he could be off to Whaddon Road.

"I think Cheltenham have an offer on the table at the moment - a loan with a view to a permanent in the summer - and Swindon are quite keen for me to do that," he told the Gloucester Citizen.

"I'll see how the land lies at Swindon and how it goes from there."

Benson made his name during a five-year stay with the Daggers before moving to Charlton.

After 11 goals in 33 starts at The Valley, he moved to Swindon 12 months ago and helped Paolo Di Canio's men to promotion from the fourth tier.


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