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DERBY boss Steve McClaren says Dar­ren Bent has given the Rams ex­tra bite up front.

The 30-year-old, on loan from As­ton Villa, scored both goals in Tues­day’s 2-0 victory over Black­burn and is show­ing signs of his best form again af­ter fall­ing out of favour with Villa boss Paul Lam­bert.

“He could have gone some­where else and played ev­ery game and had an easy life but he wanted to come here,” said McClaren. “He wanted to con­trib­ute and make a dif­fer­ence.

“He gives us a dif­fer­ent edge to our game and that is what we have been search­ing for. He is a nat­u­ral fin­isher.You can­not coach that or teach that.”

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