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David Bentley

2008 - 2013

Currently on loan at West Ham, the England international midfielder joined from Blackburn Rovers in July 2008 in what the local lad described as a dream move.

And David had soon written himself into Spurs folklore with one of the best goals ever seen in a North London derby - a 40-yard volley in the memorable 4-4 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates in October 2008.

'Bents' played 35 games during his first season at Spurs, scoring twice, while also netting two goals in two Reserve games.

The form of Aaron Lennon on the right-hand side of Harry Redknapp's midfield continued to restrict David's first-team opportunities into the 2009-10 campaign but injury to 'Azza' in December opened the door and David started 10 of 16 games in the winger's absence.

On his return to action ahead of the 2010-11 campaign, David picked up an unfortunate ankle injury in our first pre-season friendly at Bournemouth.

It meant he missed the start of the campaign, and after just three appearances he was loaned out to Birmingham for the remainder of the season in January, 2011. He made 15 appearance for the Blues, scoring one goal.

In August 2011, David joined West Ham on loan for the 2011-12 campaign.

David played 133 times for previous club Blackburn - scoring 21 goals - after initially joining on loan from Arsenal in August 2005, the move being made permanent in January 2006.

David is a product of the academy at Arsenal and made nine first-team appearances for the Gunners, spending a season on-loan at Norwich City during his time there.

The 23-year-old has now won six senior England caps after previously representing his country at B, Under-21 and Under-20 level.


David Bentley
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