Sunderland boss Steve Bruce: ‘All Darren Bent has thought of is himself’

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BITTER Steve Bruce says Darren Bent has been selfish.

Bruce accused Bent of submitting a “brutal” transfer request before this week’s £24million move to Aston Villa.

But he felt there was no point fighting to keep a player he believed was determined to leave the Stadium of Light, adding: “In my experience with them, what’s the point in keeping someone who does not really want to be here?”

Watch this video of Steve Bruce’s press conference and read more comments on the Darren Bent affair in today’s Sunderland Echo.