Bent is fans' player of the year

RECORD signing Darren Bent has picked up the Sunderland Supporters' Association Player of the Season award.

The 24-goal striker picked up the award at a presentation night at the Stadium of Light, after a poll of supporters' clubs around the country.

The striker said: "I'm honoured to receive the award.

"I've had a brilliant time this season and to have these fans backing me at such a great club is fantastic."

Jordan Henderson was voted Young Player of the Season and said: "I'm so grateful to the fans for picking me.

"It has been a season to remember but I'm not going to sit back and just be satisfied with what I've achieved. I want to progress."