12:39 PM EST, Sat January 31, 2015
Derby Evening Telegraph 3 hours ago
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 Evening Telegraph 22 hours ago
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...
Derby County: Darren Bent might have had a hat-trick, says Mac

Derby County: Darren Bent might have had a hat-trick, says Mac

DARREN Bent's display on his first start for Derby County was applauded by head coach Steve McClaren – even thought he though the striker might have scored more than his one goal. Bent's close-range header set Derby on their way to a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie. The former England international striker, on loan from Aston Villa, will be disappointed he did not finish the game with a hat-trick because he had chances in the second...
Derby County: Darren Bent delighted to net first Rams goal on...

Derby County: Darren Bent delighted to net first Rams goal on...

DARREN Bent was delighted to open his account for Derby County on his full Rams debut. Bent scored his first goal since joining the club on loan from Aston Villa in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie against Chesterfield. The former England striker headed Steve McClaren's men in front after 20 minutes at the iPro Stadium and Will Hughes' late effort sealed a 2-0 victory for the hosts. It felt good to get my first goal, said Bent. That settled the nerves. Derby are a...
The Chronicle Jan 21, 2015
Who are Sunderland's goalscoring double-figure dozen that Jermain Defoe hopes to beat?

Who are Sunderland's goalscoring double-figure dozen that Jermain Defoe hopes to beat?

Kevin Phillips and Darren Bent are Sunderland's top two in the Premier League era, but who are the other ten strikers Jermain Defoe hopes to overtake?
7500 To Holte Jan 20, 2015

Villa boss rejects Bent claims

Paul Lambert dismisses Bent's 'grudge claims' Earlier in January, when Paul Lambert sent Darren Bent on his second loan move of the season (his third in two years), Bent hit out at the Villa boss stating that there was a "grudge" and it "was personal". Today, as reported by the Express, Paul Lambert has hit out at those claims defending his corner whilst maintaining that there was nothing personal behind the loan moves. "I think Darren has got to be honest with himself. If you ask anyone here, or any of his team-mates, they would tell you, it's nothing personal." Lambert also got his claws...
Derby County: Aston Villa boss hits back at Darren Bent snub...

Derby County: Aston Villa boss hits back at Darren Bent snub...

ASTON Villa boss Paul Lambert has hit back at striker Darren Bent, currently on loan at Derby County. Bent joined the Rams earlier this month and questioned whether his exile at Villa was a personal snub from Lambert. Lambert denies he has a grudge with Bent and said the former England international had not been in the team due to his lack of impact. Bent is out of contract at Villa in the summer and his future appears to lie elsewhere. Lambert said the decision to offload the player...
Shields Gazette Jan 16, 2015

Jermain Defoe can take a leaf out of Darren Bent’s book after Sunderland transfer

NIALL Quinn believes Jermain Defoe can make a similar impact at Sunderland to his former Spurs strike partner Darren Bent.
Derby County: Steve Nicholson asks whether Rams can be a new home...

Derby County: Steve Nicholson asks whether Rams can be a new home...

STEVE McClaren says new loan signing Darren Bent is looking for a new home. It seems odd to say this about a former England international who has played for Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Fulham in the Premier League. Bent joined Villa from Sunderland four years ago in a deal worth £18m, potentially rising to £24m, but things have not worked out. You can hear the frustration in the striker's voice when he talks about the last two...
Derby County: Steve Nicholson looks at Chris Martin's scoring...

Derby County: Steve Nicholson looks at Chris Martin's scoring...

STRIKERS dominated the pre-match talking points. Former England front man Darren Bent had joined Derby County on loan until the end of the season and was in the squad against the club where his career began, Ipswich Town. Bent talked of his fondness for Ipswich, his frustration at Aston Villa in the past two years and the new challenge he is relishing at Derby. The 30-year-old is determined to make an impact and he has the quality to deliver when the opportunities come his way. Over at...
Derby County: No room for sentiment as Darren Bent aims to make a...

Derby County: No room for sentiment as Darren Bent aims to make a...

DARREN Bent is ready to put sentiment and frustration to one side as he embarks on his latest challenge. His aim during his loan spell at Derby County is to play games, score goals and help the club to win promotion. The 30-year-old striker is in the squad for today's clash against Ipswich Town at Portman Road, a meeting of third-placed Derby and the team immediately above them. Victory for the Rams in the 12.15pm kick-off would see them leapfrog their opponents and move level on...

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