Stoke City boss Mark Hughes admits they considered Fulham striker Darren Bent over the summer.

Bent hit the winner against Stoke on Saturday.

Hughes said: "We looked at Darren but we were told he wouldn't come to Stoke - or his agent wouldn't - so that was that.

"We don't know why, but we didn't get a chance.

"If a player like Darren Bent gets an opportunity, more often than not he takes it."

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