New Sunderland signing Darren Bent says he hopes his flying start for the Black Cats can help him earn an England recall ahead of the upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifier against Croatia. The 25- year-old, who has four caps for his country, joined the Black Cats from Tottenham Hotspur for £10 million this summer, after failing to establish himself in Spurs' starting XI following Harry Redknapp's arrival as manager last October. However, the former Ipswich and Charlton talisman has made an instant impression on the Stadium of Light faithful, netting the only goal at Bolton Wanderers last Saturday, before scoring the opener in the Wearsiders' 3-1 loss to Chelsea in midweek. And Bent has revealed he is hoping that scoring for a third successive league game against Blackburn on Saturday will lead to an inclusion in Fabio Capello's squad to face Slovenia and Croatia, with the Italian due to announce his party at the weekend. "If I can get another goal against Blackburn that would just top things off for me, and maybe it would give me a chance of an England shout," he said. "I don't want to think too much about it, but if I play regularly for Sunderland and get goals and we push up the league, who knows, there might be something for me with England"
21 August 2009
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