Aston Villa striker Darren Bent hopes scoring against West Bromwich Albion will earn him an England recall.

Roy Hodgson was at Villa Park to witness Bent's equaliser.

"I didn't know he was here but hopefully the goal will give me a boost and I'll be in his plans," Bent said.

"I feel I'm going in the right direction as far as goals are concerned.

"I just wanted to get on the pitch and show I can score goals if given the chances."