Frus­trated front­man Bent is su­per­sub

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Harry Wilmin

DERBY County boss Paul Cle­ment was beam­ing from ear-to-ear af­ter vet­eran striker Dar­ren Bent came off the bench to help steal three points at strug­gling MK Dons.

Bent, who came into the game as an 80th-minute sub­sti­tute, tapped home An­dreas Weimann’s cut-back a minute from time to seal the Rams’ third­straight win on the road with his first goal of the sea­son.

Dons midfielder Josh Mur­phy had lev­elled for the hosts mid-way through the sec­ond half af­ter Bradley John­son net­ted his first goal since his record move from Nor­wich on dead­line day.

Tom Ince made sure of the vic­tory six min­utes into added time to con­demn the Dons to a sixth de­feat on the spin in all com­pe­ti­tions.

“It’s good that Dar­ren’s got a goal,” said Cle­ment.“I know he’s been frus­trated be­cause he’s not been play­ing as much as he would like, and to come on and get the win­ning goal in the 89th minute is very nice for him.

“All of us re­ally wanted to win this game to keep our good run go­ing, it’s hard to win any game in this league but we’ve now won the last three games away from home – and that’s not easy.

“If we can go and get a pos­i­tive re­sult now against Brent­ford at home, which I know our home fans are des-

RAM RAID: Dar­ren Bent, left, cel­e­brates Derby’s late sec­ond goal roared on by Bradley John­son

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