Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has said that he cannot wait for the new season to start. The England striker missed the large portion of last season due to a major injury, which also forced him out of the Euro 2012. Now, he is fit and ready and is taking part in the pre-season with the new manager at the helm. He has said that he is extremely looking forward to the start of the new season since it would give him with a great opportunity to prove that he is the best striker at the club. He has also said that he hopes that he is injury problems have finally disappeared.

The 28-year-old moved to Aston Villa from Sunderland in an £ 18 million deal and has scored almost a goal every other game. He made 41 appearances in his first season with the club and scored 19 goals in the process. However, he was not able to repeat the same feat as he was injured more often than not. Further, the major injury suffered in the second half of last season meant that he made only 22 appearances for the club last season. The former Spurs striker has said that he is hoping that his injury problems are behind him and cannot wait for the new season.

“I probably got the injury because I haven’t really done anything for four months. It’s just been good to be back among it after my time out injured at the end of the season. In the first session in pre-season I was absolutely buzzing. My main problem was the ankle but that’s completely healed now. That feels great and I am raring to go for the season,” said Bent in an interview given to the Sun. Bent has made 403 career appearances to date.