Villa striker Bent closer to return

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is edging closer to a playing return. Bent is stepping up his attempts to return to fitness after an ankle problem.

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is edging closer to a playing return.

Bent is stepping up his attempts to return to fitness after an ankle problem.

Lambert said: "Darren is doing all right but is not quite ready. He is doing a bit of running which is better than he has been for the last few weeks.

"We will see how he is this week with his rehab."

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