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Wigan Fan's View On Cardiff City Recruit Bent

Cardiff City new signing Marcus Bent will head off to Portugal with the rest of the Bluebirds squad. We headed over to Vital Wigan to get the views of a Latics fan Worbo after Bent spent last season on loan at the JJB Stadium:



Your thoughts on Marcus Bent?

Marcus Bent didn`t look fit or interested when he first came to Wigan last August and it took him a while to settle in, we played Birmingham away in October and Benty scored two goals, we lost 3-2 but that game seemed to give him some confidence.

He played a blinder against Blackburn in December scoring a hat-trick, the last goals he scored for us.
He finished the season as top scorer for the Latics with the grand total of 7, 5 of these coming in two matches, so he wasn`t prolific for us

He missed some guilt edge chances one in the last minute of the FA Cup tie at home to Chelsea when he was clean through and blazed over the bar



Would you have signed him permanently?

No in a straight answer, he looked a little out of his depth in the Premier League to be honest.



Can Bent do a good job for Cardiff City?

The Championship is probably more his level and he works his socks off, he is quick and strong and not afraid to shoot, more often that not for us though he was off target, but like I said the Championship is more his level and he will score for you I am sure.

If we had been relegated I would have signed him without hesitation.



Any particular strengths or weaknesses?

He is strong, fast and works hard for the team but can be hit or miss in front of goal, the trouble with Premier League defenders they are so quick and close down players, this tended to make Benty panic a little in front of goal when he had time and he snatched at chances



Is 1m a fair price?

You`ll probably get value for money, he`s only 30 so got a few years left in him yet.




Many thanks to Worbo for his views. Bent certainly fits the bill as a powerful, hard-working striker but we really could do with someone who can score goals as well. Apologies to Steve Thompson!







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Date:Monday July 14 2008

Time: 1:30PM

Your Comments

Great article ;) I am sure he will do well for you, if you get promoted though you might need to look for someone else
worbo
yeah, decent fowler replacement but would still like see evans come in. if not our strike force is still good!
attwooll9
he hasnt signed for us, he said no he wants to go to birmingham
bluebird04
Better off without him to be honest, although he is hard working not one to get over excited about. Get yourselves a good young 'un
worbo
what piece of *****. i thought it was a done deal then agian so was fowlers new contract. now we need evans if we are thinking about playoffs who else is available?
attwooll9
Worst off-season in many years.,..
ozbluebird
yea, lets get ched evans, then we will be the best team in the world, why is everyone going on and on about ched flippin evans, we dont need him, we can find someone better, and will be ours,
bluebird04
 

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