Aston Villa misfit Darren Bent explains his loan switch to Derby County

Darren Bent

The former England international has been banging in the goals for Derby County.

The decision of Aston Villa to allow Darren Bent out on loan this season has certainly backfired for them. Paul Lambert was clearly not a fan of the former England striker so allowed him to have spells at Brighton and later Derby County.

Hos form for the latter has been sensational. The Rams are chasing promotion and Bent has certainly helped the cause.

The goal-getter has netted an impressive six goals from seven games for the club, mos of which have come as a substitute.

Meanwhile Aston Villa have been struggling to score goals in the Premier League and are fighting relegation.

Bent meanwhile is becoming a hero at Derby and today he spoke about his reasons for joining the club. Speaking to the official Derby County website he stated:

“Derby are a good team and they are pulling in the right direction and I always believed that I would be able to contribute something to this squad.

“It was something that I wanted to be part of, I have worked under Steve McClaren before (with England) and after speaking to him, I knew that there was nowhere else that I wanted to go to.

“I don’t want to go somewhere where I am going to be comfortable, I wanted to go somewhere and it mean something to play for a football club and that summed up Derby to be fair.”

Derby fans are certainly glad he arrived. The big question is whether he will stay at the iPro Stadium?

Bent's contract expires at Aston Villa this summer but Lambert is gone and Tim Sherwood is the new man in charge at Villa Park.

So much will depend on what he thinks of Bent's form at Derby.

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