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It's the win that counts

Posted on 19 September 2008  - 12:00

Darren Bent knows we could so easily be taking a more substantial lead into the return leg of our UEFA Cup first round tie with Wisla Krakow in a fortnight's time.

It's the win that counts

Darren Bent knows we could so easily be taking a more substantial lead into the return leg of our UEFA Cup first round tie with Wisla Krakow in a fortnight's time.

But the striker concedes the most important thing is a first win of the season and an improved performance on Monday night's 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa.

Darren's 73rd minute winner is all that separates us from the Polish side in this tie, and the 24-year-old recognises the challenge ahead as we look to seal our place in the group stages of the competition.

He said: "It was a shame we didn't score more goals, but we went out to win the game, that's what we needed, and that's what we did.

"I thought we were comfortable overall, although Wisla played really well and we can't take anything away from them.

"We had a goal disallowed and had opportunities to score more goals, so I think they'd be happy with the result as well, considering.

"We'd seen videos of Wisla, we knew they had beaten Barcelona earlier this season, and we were well aware it was going to be a tough game."

The provider of Darren's third goal of the season was debutant Fraizer Campbell, who he reserved special praise for.

"Fraizer was fantastic when he came on and he gave us a new dimension," he added. "He did a lot of running and set me up for the goal, so I've got to thank him for that."

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