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Bent's rise no surprise to Aaron

Posted on 30 September 2005  - 12:00

Darren Bent's rapid rise from Ipswich starlet to Premiership hotshot and England squad member has come as no surprise to Aaron Lennon.

Darren Bent's rapid rise from Ipswich starlet to Premiership hotshot and England squad member has come as no surprise to Aaron Lennon.

The 21-year-old scored 19 goals last season to take his tally to 55 in 141 appearances for the Portman Road outfit having made his debut aged just 17.

Aaron, 18, was an unused substitute as one of Bent's 19 goals put paid to Leeds last season and the flying winger had no doubts that he would do the business in the top flight.

I saw him last season and he was causing problems week in, week out at Ipswich

"He's a threat, he was scoring goals every week in the Championship".

"He's stepped up this season and showed he can do it in the Premiership as well.

"I think he's a great player, very quick, a finisher with an eye for goal. He's started superbly and got into the England group as well, so that's brilliant for him."