DARREN Bent says that he’s ready to fight to help Burton Albion stay in the Championship.
The striker signed on loan from Derby this week and played his first game for the Brewers in the 3-1 defeat at home to Reading last night but despite the result he remains positive about the rest of the season.
He said: “It’s still really tight down there at the bottom of the league. One win takes us out of it and there’s everything to play for. We go to Aston Villa now, who will be full of confidence, but there’s a chance to put a statement out against one of the best sides in the division.
“We will have to fight to pick up points and I’m prepared to do that.”
Bent got a slight knock and came off after 64 minutes last night.
He said: “It was my first proper game since July, but I felt good out there and I’m getting to know the players and how they play and over the next couple of games I’m sure I will figure it out.
“We made mistakes and it cost us. Fair play to Reading – they dealt with the occasion better than we did. We have to move on quickly, as we have another tough game on Saturday.
“We will take the positives we can from this game and move on. A few things didn’t go our way but, on another day, we could have had a couple more goals.
“We respect the manager and agree with what he said after the game and we all know we have to move on quickly.
“The manager was the biggest factor in me coming here. With the respect I have got for him there was only one place I was going to come. It’s a big, big challenge but it’s one I’m relishing. It didn’t quite go as planned last night but we have the opportunity in a couple of days to put it right against one of the top clubs in the division.”