“I don’t know to be honest (when asked about the possibility of going back to Villa) – I don’t really know the details of the agreement,” said Bent.
Aston Villa’s struggles in terms of scoring goals this season have been obvious; they are the lowest scorers in the Premier League.
It’s a problem any new manager coming in needs to embrace quickly, as scoring more goals is the only way the team can start moving up the table in the and away from danger.
The new boss coming in could decide that he wants Bent back at the club, but that’s only possible if there’s an option in his loan agreement at Derby, which allows Villa to recall him.
There are a lot of things which need to happen before Bent walks out again at Villa Park, but for now he’ll be determined to keep his head down, keep his form going at Derby and answer the Villa call if it comes.