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DARREN'S DELIGHT

Posted on 6 August 2007  - 12:00

Darren Bent was delighted with the reception he received from his new fans at the Lane on Saturday.

Darren Bent was delighted with the reception he received from his new fans at the Lane on Saturday.

Darren, along with fellow close-season acquisitions Gareth Bale, Younes Kaboul and Kevin-Prince Boateng, was introduced to fans on the pitch before kick-off against Torino – and they were greeted with a standing ovation.

The striker, who signed from Charlton in June, then came off the bench in the second half to join Kaboul in helping us to a 2-0 victory over the Italians.

Young Frenchman Adel Taarabt also made his first White Hart Lane appearance as a substitute since making his move from Lens permanent.

But Darren was blown away by his new-found popularity in north London, having hit five goals overall during pre-season.

He said: “The reception I got from home fans was great. I’m used to them booing me from when I’ve come here before with Charlton! But to get a good reception was brilliant, and I hope to repay the fans with some goals in the coming season.

“It’s always nice to hit the net in pre-season because it can only breed confidence, and now I can’t wait for the proper stuff to get started.”




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