4:10 PM EST, Fri February 27, 2015
Derby County: Striker Darren Bent aiming to make up for 'lost...

Derby County: Striker Darren Bent aiming to make up for 'lost...

DARREN Bent feels fresh and sharp for Derby County's promotion run-in, and determined to make up for what he calls his "lost two years". The striker on loan from Aston Villa has hit seven goals in eight games to help lift Derby to the top of the Championship. They hold a two-point lead going into Tuesday night's match at the iPro Stadium against Charlton Athletic, one of Bent's old clubs. Charlton is the second fixture of a hectic six matches in 19 days and Bent is relishing the...
Derby County: Darren Bent grabs late equaliser as Rams recover at...

Derby County: Darren Bent grabs late equaliser as Rams recover at...

DERBY County climbed off the canvas to rescue a point on their first visit to the New York Stadium, the home of Rotherham United. Trailing 3-1, the Rams displayed great character to claw their way back to secure a 3-3 draw when they appeared to be heading for defeat. Tom Ince and Darren Bent continued their rich vein of goalscoring form in their loan spells. Ince struck twice, one a beauty, to take his tally to five in three matches. Bent again displayed his goal-poaching instinct to grab a...
Derby County: Darren Bent believes Rams squad is now strong...

Derby County: Darren Bent believes Rams squad is now strong...

DARREN Bent believes the current Derby County side would be capable of holding their own in the Premier League.Bent is on loan at Derby from Aston Villa for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign.The striker was brought in to aid the Rams' Championship promotion push and has scored four goals in five appearances so far.He netted a second-half equaliser to earn Steve McClaren's men a 2-2 draw in their top-of-the-table clash at Bournemouth in midweek.Bent felt the match was a "good advert for the...
7500 To Holte Feb 11, 2015

Aston Villa cannot recall Darren Bent from Derby County

Paul Lambert might be gone at B6 but that doesn't mean Villa can recall striker Darren Bent. Paul Lambert has gone! Rejoice! Naturally, thoughts that Darren Bent — on loan at Derby County and a man Lambert didn't have a great relationship with to say the least — could be recalled by Aston Villa popped up which, all things considered, were fair. Bent has scored four times in five matches for Derby and actually recorded an assist (!!!) yesterday in their draw against Bournemouth. If you're someone that thinks Bent could do a good job for Villa to get the goals, well, I've got bad news for...
Derby County: Darren Bent sees a growing rapport with team-mates

Derby County: Darren Bent sees a growing rapport with team-mates

DARREN Bent believes he is already building a rapport with his new team-mates at Derby County.Bent has scored four goals in five appearances – all but one as a substitute – since joining the Rams on loan from Aston Villa last month.He was needed early in Tuesday night's top-of-the-table clash at Bournemouth, replacing stricken talisman Chris Martin after only 14 minutes.Derby had just fallen behind to Matt Ritchie's opener but Bent set up Tom Ince for an equaliser on the half-hour...
Derby County: Darren Bent strike earns Rams 2-2 draw at promotion...

Derby County: Darren Bent strike earns Rams 2-2 draw at promotion...

DARREN Bent's second-half strike earned Derby County a 2-2 draw in their top-of-the-table clash at Bournemouth. Bent, on for the injured Chris Martin, netted his fourth Rams goal in the 68th minute as the Rams twice came from behind. Matt Ritchie put the Cherries ahead after 12 minutes but Tom Ince equalised for the Rams on the half-hour mark. Bournemouth went in front again courtesy of Callum Wilson's 44th-minute effort but Bent had the final say. Derby made a lively start but their...
Team news: Darren Bent on the bench again for Derby County at...

Team news: Darren Bent on the bench again for Derby County at...

DERBY County boss Steve McClaren has named an unchanged starting line-up for Saturday's Championship encounter at Cardiff City (3pm). McClaren has kept faith with the 11 players who began Tuesday's 2-0 home victory over Blackburn Rovers. That means Darren Bent, who came on to score both goals against Blackburn, has to settle for a place on the bench once more. There is one change among the Rams substitutes, with newly-signed defender Raul Albentosa missing out due to a hamstring injury. His...
Derby County: Darren Bent gives Rams little bit extra, says Steve...

Derby County: Darren Bent gives Rams little bit extra, says Steve...

ON-LOAN striker Darren Bent has added a new dimension to Derby County's game. The former England international's style of playing on the shoulder of defenders allows Derby to play balls through and behind back fours. Also, his goal-poaching instinct offers a different threat in the box, as we saw with his double in the 2-0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday. Both came from close range, as did his header in the FA Cup victory over Chesterfield. Bent's three appearances since...
Derby County: Fans give their verdict on loan star Darren Bent

Derby County: Fans give their verdict on loan star Darren Bent

DARREN Bent made the headlines in Derby County's 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night. The former England international striker came off the substitutes' bench to hit both goals. He now has three goals in three appearances in his loan spell from Aston Villa. His one start so far came in the victory over Chesterfield in the FA Cup. Should Bent start Saturday's game against Cardiff City in the Welsh capital? This is what Derby fans are saying: Danny Cooke: I would go with...
Derby County: Steve McClaren on why Darren Bent chose Rams

Derby County: Steve McClaren on why Darren Bent chose Rams

STEVE McClaren says striker Darren Bent had other options but chose the challenge of helping Derby County in their bid to reach the Premier League. Bent took his tally to three goals in as many games for the Rams with a double in Tuesday's victory over Blackburn Rovers. The 30-year-old former England international struck twice after coming on as a substitute. He also scored in the win against Chesterfield in the FA Cup. He is on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season....
Derby County: Darren Bent gives Rams 'new dimension', says Ryan...

Derby County: Darren Bent gives Rams 'new dimension', says Ryan...

DARREN Bent has given Derby County a new dimension, says Rams defender Ryan Shotton. Bent came off the bench to score both goals in Derby's 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at the iPro Stadium on Tuesday night. The striker, on loan from Aston Villa, has now netted three times in two games, having opened his account on his full debut in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Chesterfield. Shotton, who was preferred to Cyrus Christie at right-back, hailed Bent's impact. He's...
Derby County: Sub Darren Bent strikes at the double to sink...

Derby County: Sub Darren Bent strikes at the double to sink...

DARREN Bent has scored goals at every club he has served. Now the former England international is finding the net for Derby County. Bent, on loan from Aston Villa, took his tally to three in as many appearances with a double last night to send Steve McClaren's team to joint top spot in the Championship. The 30-year-old came off the bench to help sink Blackburn Rovers 2-0 in a tough contest at the iPro Stadium. He converted twice from close range, the sign of a natural poacher, and his signing...

EPL Player News

  • 6 Robin Van Persie

    Robin Van Persie

    Manchester United suffer Robin Van Persie injury blow

  • 6 Harry Kane

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane reminds me of myself, says Alan Shearer on eve of Capital One Cup final

  • 4 Olivier Giroud

    Olivier Giroud

    Olivier Giroud embarrassed by miss in Arsenal's Champions League defeat

  • 4 Jack Wilshere

    Jack Wilshere

    Jack Wilshere undergoes 'minor' ankle surgery, reveals Arsene Wenger

  • 3 Ryan Taylor

    Ryan Taylor

    Ryan Taylor on why he’s savouring every minute at Newcastle United after overcoming injury nightmare

Darren Bent Photos