Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is hoping Charles N'Zogbia can find his best form.

Bent is hoping former Newcastle winger N'Zogbia will kick-start his season after netting his first Villa goal since his £9million summer move from Wigan in the 2-2 comeback draw against QPR.

He said: "It has been a hard season for Charles and he has found it quite difficult.

"But hopefully that goal will really get things going for him.

"He was doing that week in, week out, for Wigan last season and hopefully he can do it for us."