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Benty: 'Keep the belief'

Posted on 16 September 2008  - 12:00

Darren Bent is refusing to be too down-beat after we suffered our third defeat of the season at the hands of Aston Villa on Monday night.

Benty: 'Keep the belief'

Darren Bent is refusing to be too down-beat after we suffered our third defeat of the season at the hands of Aston Villa on Monday night.

The striker netted a consolation goal four minutes from time as Martin O'Neill's side ran out 2-1 winners.

But ‘Benty' feels there was enough evidence over the 90 minutes to suggest we will be able to put things right in our UEFA Cup clash with Wisla Krakow at The Lane on Thursday.

He said: "We started off brightly and I thought their first goal was perhaps a bit against the run of play and it was hard to recover from that.

"We need to pull ourselves up from this and just keep going. Even after their second goal, we kept going until the end, but it wasn't meant to be. We've got another game on Thursday to put things right.

"If it was a case of us not creating chances, then we could start to worry. But we are creating things and we just need to keep believing.

"Europe makes a nice change from the Premier League and we did well in the UEFA Cup last year, so we'll be hoping to go a step further this time. But the league is our bread and butter and we need to start winning."

On his second goal of the campaign, Darren added: "It's always nice to get a goal, however it comes, but at the end of the day, I would definitely have swapped the goal for all three points."