Villa striker Bent wants Lambert talks over future

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent wants talks with manager Paul Lambert over his future.

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent wants talks with manager Paul Lambert over his future.

He was not included by England boss Roy Hodgson in the squad for last month's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine and was removed as Villa captain by Lambert.

Bent said: "It's been a crappy couple of weeks, finding out I was no longer captain before the game (against Swansea).

"Then to find out when I got here (for West Brom) that I wasn't playing - it was disappointing.

"But at the same time, the lads played well and over the weeks we have been slowly getting better and better.

"I can't remember the last time I was left out. I only found out when the gaffer read the team sheet out. I didn't know. It is frustrating and disappointing.

"All I can keep doing is what I did against West Brom - to come on and try to notch goals and go from there."

Asked what Lambert had said about leaving him out, Bent replied: "Nothing. I've not spoken to the manager at all about why he left me out.

"I'm sure we'll probably speak next week.

"You are always frustrated when you are not playing games, and the way I found out I wasn't playing."

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