Derby County boss Steve McClaren speaks highly of Aston Villa-owned Darren Bent

Darren Bent

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland star Darren Bent joined Derby County on loan from Aston Villa earlier this month.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren has been singing the praises of striker Darren Bent.

The 30-year-old joined the Championship outfit on loan from Premier League club Aston Villa earlier this month.

Bent has yet to feature for the Rams, but he is available for Saturday’s Championship clash against Ipswich Town away from home.

McClaren, who has worked with Bent at the England national team, speaks highly of the former Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland star.

Deemed surplus to requirements at Villa, Bent will certainly be determined to put on a show for Derby as the season progresses.

The former Ipswich star has joined Derby at a time when the Rams are looking strong and are on course for promotion to the Premier League.

There is no guarantee that Bent will start regularly for Derby, but his experience and hunger could prove crucial for the team.

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