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26 August 2013

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Striker reunited with Still

The Hatters have beaten off competition from a host of Football League clubs to complete the signing of Swindon Town striker Paul Benson on loan until the end of the season.


The 33-year-old joins the Town on a deal with a view to a permanent transfer having scored 111 career goals with Dagenham & Redbridge, Charlton, Swindon, Portsmouth and Cheltenham.


Benson was originally unearthed by Still whilst the striker was with Essex League side White Ensign, who he scored 107 goals in 65 games in all competitions.


The frontman was not fazed by the jump to the Conference and whilst with the Daggers he notched 82 goals, and helped the club win the Conference title in 2006/07 campaign with 28 goals.


His form in front of goal alerted the attentions of a number of clubs and in August 2010 Benson signed for Charlton Athletic. He scored 10 goals in 28 league starts for the Addicks before signing for Paulo Di Canio’s Swindon in January 2012.


He hit 12 goals for the Robins as Di Canio’s side won the League Two title, but following their subsequent promotion, the striker found regular first team football hard to come by and Benson was loaned to Portsmouth and Cheltenham last season, scoring six goals in 22 starts.


He will wear squad number 26 but will not feature for the Hatters against Cambridge United.

Watch an exclusive interview with Paul Benson here on Hatters Player

...and watch the boss' reaction on Player here, too.

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