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Sunderland striker Bent: I feel like a local

Sunderland striker Darren Bent is delighted with his latest gong.

The £10million striker, with 26 goals in 42 league games for Sunderland, is the North-East Football Writers' player of the year.

He said: "I may not be a local but I feel like one.

"People up here love their goalscorers.

"To feel part of that tradition is brilliant."

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