Bent hails Malbranque qualities

10 March 2010 03:06
Sunderland striker Darren Bent has praised team-mate Steed Malbranque for his role in Tuesday's resounding 4-0 home win against Bolton Wanderers.Bent, 26, netted a first hat-trick in their first league win since October and said midfielder Malbranque's quality service was a vital ingredient. [LNB]"Steed was fantastic today and set up loads of chances, and had a few chances too," Bent told BBC Newcastle. [LNB]"It is nice when you've got a creative player who can pick that pass." [LNB]Manager Steve Bruce named Bent, Kenwyne Jones and Fraizer Campbell up front.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Campbell scored his first league goal for Sunderland in 21 attempts and Bent said: "Whenever he's been given a full chance, a full season to play up front, he's scored goals. He did it at Hull and over in Belgium [for Royal Antwerp]. [LNB]"He's a fantastic player and he got his rewards today, and in training over the last few weeks he's looked really really sharp and like he's getting back to himself. [LNB]"I was delighted for him to score the goal." [LNB]Bent has scored 19 goals for Sunderland following his summer move from Tottenham Hotspur.

Source: BBC_Sport