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.

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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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