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Darren Bent names who he thinks is the best player in the Championship right now

Darren Bent has revealed who he thinks is the best player in the Championship right now after speaking on talkSPORT.

That man is Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips, but has also name dropped West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers as the footballers who are playing in the ‘wrong division’.

Speaking to Drive on TalkSport, Bent explained what he likes about Phillips and what makes him pip Sawyers to being named the best player.

He said: “I have got five on my list.You can only pick one and I agree with Kalvin Phillips. For me, he is the best player in the Championship. He is so key to what Leeds do.

“He is playing in the wrong division. I think he should be in the Premier League and I think Romaine Sawyers should be in the Premier League. Those two are good enough to be in that midfield as the anchor because they are very good on the ball.

“Where Kalvin edges Romaine just a little bit is his energy. Romaine on the ball, it’s just so nice, pass the ball, it’s all about one pace and no-one can seem to get the ball off him. Whereas, Phillips flies into tackles. I have seen him play centre-back, wins his headers, he takes set-plays and has a great delivery. His intensity and aggression I think that is why he pips it for me.”


After finding out the players that Darren Bent has name dropped, fans took to say whether they agreed with him or not, others gave their own suggestions – see what they had say on the next page.


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