Sunday 25 February 2018

Bent warns of Jones threat

Sunderland striker Darren Bent has warned his team-mates to beware one of the best frontmen he has played with on his return to Wearside tomorrow.

The England international spent last season playing alongside Kenwyne Jones, but the pair will be on opposing sides tomorrow when Stoke head for the Stadium of Light.

Jones made an £8m (€9.2m) switch to the Britannia Stadium during the summer as manager Steve Bruce, controversially in the eyes of some, decided to cash in on him.

And no-one knows better than Bent how much of a threat he will pose back on familiar territory.

He told the Sunderland Echo: "I always found Kenwyne a joy to play with.

"Even when it was said that he wasn't running, he wasn't doing this or that, he always had that presence where he might not do anything for 15 minutes, but then he would do something that would affect the game.

"He would knock a header down to me and I would be in, or he would score a goal himself.

"I always felt that he did well in most games. He was brilliant to play up front with and probably the best person I have played up front with in my career."

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