Bent focused on Addicks scrap
By Lewis Rutledge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Darren Bent has insisted his only focus is Charlton's battle for Premiership survival.
The Addicks striker is refusing to be sidetracked by constant speculation about his long-term future and is determined to keep his side in the top flight.
"All I am focused on is keeping Charlton in the Premiership - that is my only goal for this season," he explained.
"We are within reach of safety and will work hard now to make sure we do it."
Bent's return to fitness has been a key factor in Charlton's recent resurgence and he admits he is relieved to put his knee injury behind him.
"The knee injury was my first big one at Charlton and it was a worrying and frustrating time, bearing in mind the club's plight," he commented.
"But my knee is okay now and I feel strong.
"I think I have done okay since I came back into the side.
"I have scored a couple of goals and I am just happy to be back playing and able to help out."
Darren Ambrose, meanwhile, is expecting a tough battle against Uefa Cup hopefuls Everton on Sunday.
"We are fighting for our lives at the bottom, and Everton are fighting for Europe," said the midfielder.
"It will be a good game for the neutral, and hopefully we can come away with the points.
"We need the results to go for us this weekend - and if they do then we can go into the Everton game full of confidence and try to get the win."