SWINDON Town striker Paul Benson has extended his loan spell at Portsmouth by a further month.

Benson will now stay with the south coast club until January 15, 2013 but is not eligible to line up for Pompey against his parent side when the two meet at the County Ground in League One on New Year's Day.

The former Charlton striker initially moved to Fratton Park in November, and has since featured four times for Portsmouth without finding the net.

Benson has scored 15 times in 39 appearances for Town after arriving from The Valley at the beginning of 2012.