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Darren Bent determined to win promotion with Derby County

23 July 2015

Derby County striker Darren Bent says he is desperate to fire the club to promotion this season, after joining on a permanent basis in June.

The 31-year-old enjoyed a successful loan period with the Rams last term - netting 12 times in 17 appearances - but was part of the side that narrowly missed out on a Sky Bet Championship Play-Off position on the final day of the season.

Bent is now keen to ensure his side do not squander another promotion opportunity, and says the squad are working twice as hard in order to achieve it.

“I am looking forward to settling down and having a good spell with Derby County now after a few in-and-out years and a few spells out on loan from Aston Villa,” he told Derby's official website.

“I hope I can keep the goals flowing and fire the team to promotion.

“I have signed because Derby County has the makings of a Premier League side and I believe that we can get there.

“We will be working doubly-hard to make sure there are no disappointments. Pre-season is hard work, but I know all the lads anyway so it has been a case of getting straight down to work and getting fit and ready for the season.”

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