Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu feels Darren Bent will be sold.
Ehiogu believes the Bent impasse is bound for a January sale of the record signing despite the managerâ€™s assertion that he is not looking to off-load his out-of-favour England forward.
â€śYouâ€™ve got to back the manager in situations such as this,â€ť Ehiogu told the Express & Star.
â€śSomething has obviously gone on and if a player takes a manager on then more times than not heâ€™s going to lose the argument.â€ť
Ehiogu added: â€śItâ€™s a team which doesnâ€™t have a great deal of experience but there is undoubted potential. I think they will have enough to get out of trouble, though. Paul Lambert is not a manager who suffers fools â€“ he is demanding and you have to give him a set level of commitment.â€ť