Football - Striker Bent joins Fulham on loan from Villa

Striker Darren Bent has joined Fulham from fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa on a season-long loan, the London club said on Friday.

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The 29-year-old, capped 13 times by England, joined Villafrom Sunderland in Jan. 2011 but spent much of last season onthe bench after falling out of favour. He had been a prolificscorer on Wearside, netting 36 goals in 63 appearances.

"Darren Bent is a striker I have always admired," Fulhammanager Martin Jol said on the club website (www.fulhamfc.com).

"He has shown in the Barclays Premier League that he iscomposed and clinical in front of goal but, even if he is notscoring, he is involved in some good link-up play, creatingopportunities for his team mates.

"I'm delighted that he has joined us, he gives us pace upfront and I am confident that he will add to our goals scoredtally this season."

Fulham, who finished 12th last season, kick off theirPremier League campaign away to Bent's old club Sunderland onSaturday.

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