Bent completed his switch to the Cottagers last week.
He said: "It was horrible. It wasn't so much the injuries, although they certainly didn't help, it was just the uncertainty. There were times I was in the squad and times I wasn't and there was just no explanation why.
"I understand that not every player can be every manager's cup of tea, but to be alienated like that, to be kicked out of the first-team dressing-room, when I've played a long time, when I'm an international, just felt a bit disappointing.
"I'm not just hungry to play football again, I'm absolutely starving. I'm ready to get going. Hopefully for the next game I'll get a piece of the action."
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