A LONG-TERM stay at Swindon Town does interest midfielder Kyle Bennett, although he admits the situation is out of his hands.

Bennett was one of three deadline-day signings made by Town boss Richie Wellens in January as he joined on loan until the end of the season from League One outfit Bristol Rovers.

A standout performance against Crewe Alexandra on Monday – a game in which the rest of the squad flopped as David Artell’s side won 2-1 – caught the eye of Wellens.

And a deal looks set to be put on the table for the Telford-born playmaker once Town play their final game of what has been another disappointing League Two season against Notts County a week on Saturday.

Bennett said: “A long-term stay interests me. It’s not down to me right now, but it’s definitely something I would be keen on.

“I get on with the manager very well. I played with him and have known him for a number of years.

“It’s a matter of if we can come to an arrangement to do it.

“I know Richie as a person, and he’s not being personal to people – but it’s his job on the line.

“He’ll make decisions that he feels are right. That’s not for anyone else to comment on.”

Regarding players’ drop in performance levels at the Energy Check County Ground on Monday, Bennett held no grudges against his team-mates after he was deservedly named Town’s player of the match.

The 28-year-old accepted there are times when his team-mates have been forced to carry him through games in which he has failed to perform.

But turning around their levels of work-rate and desire are vital, according to Town’s loan signing.

He added: “There are times when I’ve not played well and other players have – in that instance, they would be carrying me.

“It’s not about me, it’s about the team and I would rather the team do well. If the team is doing well, then players are doing well.

“We’ve got to go to Cheltenham with the same mentality. We want to win and end the season on a high.

“I know it’s a cliché, but finishing the year well genuinely does impact form and confidence levels in players.

“Approaching it any other way than professionally would be wrong.”