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Bent: Keane outright Spurs No1 striker

Darren Bent admits Robbie Keane is Tottenham's No1 striker.

Keane is on a remarkable run, scoring 25 goals in his last 34 Spurs games to make it near impossible for new head coach Juande Ramos to drop him.

The Spaniard also has Dimitar Berbatov and Jermain Defoe at his disposal, while Bent has scored in his last two Barclays Premier League games and is desperate for a chance against West Ham on Sunday.

Bent snatched at an easy chance against Arsenal in September and his confidence took a blow, but that was forgotten after goals against Middlesbrough and Wigan.

"Earlier in the season I missed a couple of chances and it played on my mind, so it's nice to get a couple of goals recently," he said.

"You want to nick a goal here and there and hopefully the gaffer will see you.

"Keano has had a fantastic start to the season. It's me, Berba and Jermain fighting for the second spot. I will keep chipping away and hopefully it will be me."

Ramos has already imposed his personality on his new squad - cracking jokes with his limited English - and he has also focused on raising fitness levels.

"He's come in and changed a few things," said Bent.

"Everyone is looking forward and relishing the challenge of moving up the league."

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