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The England international, who moved to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan from Aston Villa, will miss the Cottagers match against West Brom due to a hamstring problem

Martin Jol has expressed his disappointment that a hamstring injury will rule Fulham striker Darren Bent out of Saturday's home clash with West Brom.

The 29-year-old moved to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan from Aston Villa after finding opportunities limited under Paul Lambert.

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Bent marked his debut with a goal against Arsenal, but will be unavailable for selection against West Brom as he faces a short spell on the treatment table, with Dimitar Berbatov set to lead the line in his absence.

"Darren Bent is injured with a tight hamstring. He will be back next week," revealed Jol ahead of Fulham's match against the Baggies.

"That is not what we wanted as Darren Bent is here because we needed some pace up front and he gave us that.

"He scored that goal against Arsenal, he plays off the shoulder which is an advantage for other players, but he’s not here now.

"I can’t change that so I will play with Berbatov up front."

Bent has scored 104 Premier League goals in his career, but made just 16 appearances under Lambert at Villa Park, scoring three times in the 2012-13 campaign.

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