Derby County beat Brentford 3-1 at Griffin Park yesterday.
Derby fans have been calling for Bent to come back into their starting line-up, with the experienced forward finding first-team chances hard to come by this season.
Before Derby’s match against Brentford Chris Martin had not scored for four months, but he was almost always selected ahead of Bent.
Former Rams boss Paul Clement completely dropped the ex-England international out of contention, but he was handed a lifeline by Darren Wassall yesterday.
However, Bent failed to make much of an impression in the match with Derby’s best form coming while he was off the pitch.
Brentford took the lead against Derby at Griffin Park, but a late fightback provided the Midlands side with their first win in eight matches.
Goals from Jeff Hendrick, Martin and Cyrus Christie sealed the victory, and many Derby fans have suggested that Bent should now drop back to his bench-warming role. Here is the best reaction on Twitter.
Great to see the win but sorry Darren that fantastic performance. Bent wasn't great either. Fantastic last 10 mins that's all. #DCFC— Paul Sisson (@paulsis) February 20, 2016
Soon as Russell and Bent come off we score twice Coincidence? #dcfc— Will Halford (@dcfcwilliam) February 20, 2016
Big supporter of Bent, but he needs to do more to get his chance of a prolonged stint #dcfc. Come on Derby, WAKE UP— Andy Wallace (@ciccioram) February 20, 2016
Bent touched the ball 6 times in the whole game.....6 times #dcfc— ashley (@elwell_ashley) February 20, 2016
Darren Bent touched the ball SIX times INCLUDING both kick offs. "Darren Bent scores goals". Maybe he did when he was half-decent #DCFC— Owen #DCFC (@Owendcfc25) February 20, 2016
Darren Bent kicked the ball a total of 6 times. Including 2 kick offs. And he's the answer for a load of muppets ahead of Martin. #DCFC— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) February 20, 2016