Bent joins Derby

Derby County have won the race to sign Aston Villa striker Darren Bent on loan for the remainder of the season.

Fellow Championship side Brighton were hoping they could extend Bent’s loan after a successful spell however Derby’s promotion push has resulted in Steve McClaren’s side capturing the signing of the former Sunderland striker.

As a result, Derby are set to send striker Leon Best back to Blackburn Rovers after he joined the club on loan in the summer.

Derby County are now 3/1 to win the Championship and 8/11 to be promoted.