Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has no concerns over Darren Bent's form.

Bent found the going tough at West Ham United but Lambert is adamant the star striker needs better service from his team.

He told Villa's website: "Darren will score, that's for sure. He's a goal threat. We just have to get the service to him. That's the key.

"I thought we had a lot of the ball, especially the first half-hour. We knocked it about well and we started very well.

"But if you have a lot of the ball you've got to try and create. You've got to be more penetrative than what we were. But Bent is a goalscorer!"