New Aston Villa signing Brett Holman is excited to be playing alongside the likes of Darren Bent.

The Australia international revealed the opportunity to work every day with players of the calibre of Bent made Villa such an attractive prospect.

"There are big names here. I was more than aware of the quality players at Villa, even though I've obviously come from the Eredivisie in Holland.

"Just look at Darren Bent, who's a top-quality goalscorer and a proven England international. It's certainly exciting times. I can't wait to get involved, meet the guys and get stuck into life at Villa."