Le Tissier says Darren Bent should be looking at Derby County exit already

Matt Le Tissier says Darren Bent should be considering his options at Derby County already, just two months after being released by Aston Villa.

Former Premier League maestro Matt Le Tissier has questioned Darren Bent's future at Derby County.

Bent was released by Aston Villa when his contract expired in June, and signed with Derby - where he had spent the end of last season on loan last season.

He enjoyed a productive spell at the iPro under Steve McClaren, netting 10 goals in 15 appearances.

This season however he is yet to get going.

Bent has made only one substitute appearance in the Championship, playing just 18 minutes out of a possible 270, seemingly not in the plans of new manager Paul Clement.

Matt Le Tissier told Sky Sports Soccer Special on Tuesday night that Bent must consider his options.

He said: "He's probably thinking how longs that window open for? When can I get a game?

"It's no good sitting on the bench at this stage of his career."

When he signed, Paul Clement told The BBC: "Darren Bent is a proven goalscorer. He is going to be key in our plans."

Yet so far it has not panned out this way, with former Villa colleague Andi Weimann keeping him out of the side.

Looking for a move so soon would surely be the wrong option for 31-year-old Bent, who needs to get his head down, start impressing his boss, and making the most of any opportunities he gets.

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