Bennett, speaking to the Premier League’s weekly official podcast show, revealed spirits remain high within the City camp – aided by the January arrival of another former Leeds recruit in Luciano Becchio to join a growing enclave that already numbered Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass.
“They have all fitted in brilliantly. The other three have been here a lot longer than Luciano but they welcomed him in straight away and there is a little band of ex-Leeds men in the dressing room and it is all good fun,” said Bennett.
“They get a bit of stick off the rest of the lads for their connections but they have all done well. Snoddy came in during the summer and he has been brilliant on the right wing for us and hopefully Luciano comes in and hits the ground running.”