Fab hails Danny as new Darren

IPSWICH Town stalwart Fabian Wilnis today hailed Danny Haynes the 'new Darren Bent'.Haynes scored a spectacular goal in last night's Coca-Cola Championship 1-1 draw against Leeds United at Portman Road.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town stalwart Fabian Wilnis today hailed Danny Haynes the 'new Darren Bent'.

Haynes scored a spectacular goal in last night's Coca-Cola Championship 1-1 draw against Leeds United at Portman Road.

And the 18-year-old gave a man-of-the-match display before withdrawing with cramp 20 minutes prior to the visitors equalising with a controversial 87th minute penalty.

His pace was too much for Leeds to handle and the youngster, who later struck the bar, netted showing the cool head of a seasoned professional.

Wilnis saw Bent rise to fame at Portman Road before the England squad member headed off to the Premiership with Charlton during the summer.

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And he can see former Charlton scholar Haynes following in Bent's footsteps.

“Danny was unbelievable last night,” said Wilnis. “He has all the attributes to go all the way and become our new Darren Bent.

“I feel the same way about him as I did Darren at the same age.

“Danny will keep his feet on the ground and be prepared to continue to listen and learn.”

Wilnis takes some of the credit for the 48th minute goal. The Dutch full back explained: “I said to Danny at the interval to believe and a goal would come.

“Within five minutes I was congratulating him. It was a superb effort - and I am sure there will be many more to come.”

Haynes, who soon recovered from his bout of cramp, is looking forward to facing Norwich City on Sunday in the eagerly-awaited East Anglian derby.

“We all want to play in that one,” he said. And he felt he should have tied up an Ipswich win when he struck the bar in the 55th minute.

“On reflection I was too greedy and should have squared for the waiting Alan Lee.”

And talking about his goal, he added: “Our coaches tell us to keep composed in those situations and pick a corner.

“It is great to hear fans calling my name, but I know I have work to do and I must stay focussed.

“We deserved to win, and it was an unfortunate penalty.”

Wilnis agreed. He said: “We were robbed. Jason De Vos headed away every ball that came into the box, so why should he have to handle?

“He was fouled, and we paid a heavy price.”

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