Returning Bent aims to make derby impact
Tottenham striker Darren Bent is determined to make an impression against Arsenal on Saturday after recovering from his thigh injury. The 23-year-old scored against Derby last month but has been on the sidelines since, with Spurs dropping points against Manchester United and Fulham. 'It's not ideal to be injured and I've missed a couple of vital games but I'm back in training, I'm buzzing and I can't wait to get going again,' he said. 'The injury was a blow. I've missed United, Fulham and the England games. It was a thigh strain that turned into a tear but I'm clear of it now and can't wait to get going again. 'I managed to score against Derby and that meant a lot but all of a sudden I was out injured. As I said, it wasn't ideal but I'm fighting fit now and raring to go.' Spurs manager Martin Jol could also have Aaron Lennon back after the winger's knee surgery in the summer. Michael Dawson has played for the reserves during the international break, and Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Anthony Gardner have been back in training after injuries. Players in the treatment room have contributed to Spurs' dismal start to the Premier League season, with Jol's position appearing uncertain after Spurs officials met Sevilla coach Juande Ramos. The clash against rivals Arsenal at the weekend offers a chance for Spurs to kick-start their season. 'Our confidence is always high, we are a family all together and that is important because you always want the best things for your family,' said defender Ricardo Rocha. 'The best is winning and going forward - that is what we want.'