STAR stopper Ian Bennett revealed some inside information was they key to his potentially-crucial penalty save at Bournemouth.
The 39-year-old took centre stage as Town registered a 1-1 draw.
Bennett received a booking from referee Mick Russell after he conceded a 36th-minute spot kick by upending Bournemouth defender Rhoys Wiggins.
His misdemeanour gave Cherries’ teenage striker Danny Ings chance to cancel out Kevin Kilbane’s 22nd-minute opener.
However, Bennett, mindful of some pre-match advice from Town goalkeeping coach John Vaughan, made a fine save.
Bennett said: "John does all the data and he managed to get the statistics on the lad.
"They showed he tended to go that side so full credit to John. It is great when you have got data like that from someone of John’s stature."
Asked whether he had been affected by a lengthy delay before the penalty had been taken, Bennett replied: "It made no difference to me. I think it put more pressure on the lad. Fortunately, I managed to dig myself out of the hole I had dug."
Bennett, who also starred when Town drew 1-1 at Dean Court in February, was only beaten by a stunning strike from Manchester City loan star Donal McDermott.
"We would have taken a draw beforehand," said Bennett.
"We have got something to take into the second leg. We managed to get in front but, unfortunately, couldn’t keep it that way.
"I had no complaints with the penalty. I made a genuine attempt to get the ball and the lad just got there before me. But I was never in any danger of being sent off.
"We know we are going to have a totally different game at our place and know it is going to be as difficult.
"Although we finished a few points clear of the other teams in the play-offs, that means nothing.
"The manager is instilling into us that Wednesday is going to be another very difficult game."
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