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26 January 2018

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DARREN Bent says that he’s up for the challenge of a relegation battle and wants to get goals for the Brewers.

The striker has signed on loan from Derby County until the end of the season and had his first training session with the Brewers at St George’s Park today.

He said: “One of the reasons I have come here is the challenge. It is different for me. The team is at the bottom of the table, but not far away, as it is really tight down there. One win puts you up four or five places.

“If I can help bring a bit of consistency to Burton I will be really happy.

“I have been renowned for a few years as a goalscorer and the objectives don’t change wherever you are at, whether that’s trying to help Derby into the Premier League or here at Burton trying to get goals to get them out of the relegation zone. I’m under no illusions about the challenge and it’s one I’m really looking forward.”

Bent was pleased to meet his new team-mates and get a training session under his belt as Nigel Clough’s men prepare for the vital game at home to Reading on Tuesday.

He said: “It was enjoyable, and it was a nice training session to get going.

“I know some of the lads and you get to know guys from playing against them as well, so it was easy to settle in and there was a really nice feel to the session.

“I knew a while ago that Burton were interested but I wasn’t sure what was happening at Derby at the time. I got permission to speak to Nigel Clough and it ticked a lot of boxes and seemed to make sense to me and now I can’t wait to get going.

“It’s a while since I have played properly due to the injury I had at the start of the season and then the form of the guys at Derby has limited my time.

“If I can score a few goals now to propel Burton up the league I will be delighted. I want to do my part and help the team.”

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