However, the former Sunderland ace has been back training this week and could be a slight chance for Saturday's home clash with Norwich City as the London club look to climb out of the relegation zone.
"I think everybody has had their chance and unfortunately in the last weeks, Darren has some personal issues. It was quiet around him, so I give other players a chance and I think Darren will get another chance next time," said Magath.
"Everybody wants to play. I have to choose after a training session who was good and who has convinced me and so I decide who is playing. He is fit this week and he has no personal issues this week.
"If I come here as a new manager I have to take care of all the players, not only Darren Bent. I have to give everybody a chance to show the fans, the club and me how good he is."
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