Bent: Town can be unstoppable

DARREN Bent today said Ipswich Town had the potential to be “unstoppable” in this season's Championship - as long as they started well.The Blues only picked up two points from their first six games of last season and were bottom of the league table in September.

DARREN Bent today said Ipswich Town had the potential to be “unstoppable” in this season's Championship - as long as they started well.

The Blues only picked up two points from their first six games of last season and were bottom of the league table in September.

Bent, 20, predicted Ipswich to challenge for the title but only if they did not make a similar bad start.

He said: “When we get it right we are unstoppable, but it is just about getting it right and getting it together.

“Hopefully we can start better than we did last season where we were bottom at one stage. It is very important that does not happen again.

“Last year we had the experienced lads to get us out of that but we have now got a lot of young lads and they will not have been through that yet, so it would be tough. We need to get off to a good start so we do not put that pressure on ourselves.

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“As long as we can get some wins then we should be fine.”

“It will be a tough season and there are lots of good teams in there. They say Division One (now called the Championship) is the hardest to get out of.”

“We lost Jamma (Jermaine Wright) and Chris Makin but we have a lot of decent players, so we will be fine.”

Town manager Joe Royle hoped Ipswich had learnt the lessons from their miserable start to last season.

He said: “We certainly need to start better than last year. The first six games hampered us and it was a long climb back up from the bottom but a good start would have made all the difference.

“We were not playing that badly and we lost one or two tight games. The addition of three loan players gave us a big lift.

“All the games are tough but it will be down to us. With our best 11 we fear no one in this division.”