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.


Aston Villa have completed the loan signing of former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane from MLS side LA Galaxy. Darren Bent has praised the management at Aston Villa by saying that it is one of the best deals for the club over the short-term.

Robbie Keane has been one of the prolific scorers in the Premier League, but found opportunities very limited at Tottenham. He has since moved on to MLS side LA Galaxy where David Beckham also plays. Landon Donovan is also part of the LA Galaxy set up and the American International recently signed a loan deal with Everton.

Aston Villa has snapped up Robbie Keane on a similar deal, which will see the Republic of Ireland striker spend the next two months on loan at Villa Park. This comes as a major boost for the club, which has been suffering from a number of issues of late most importantly the amount of injuries. One of their most important strikers – Darren Bent – has missed the a lot of the season due to the hamstring problem. He returned to the first-team action by scoring the final goal against Chelsea recently, but Alex McLeish does not want to depend on one striker alone. Hence, the arrival of Robbie Keane has been praised by Darren Bent.

“He will bring experience which will aid a few of the younger lads who are breaking through into the team and the other youngsters in and around the place. He also brings that competition to the striking department. And he will bring goals too, hopefully,” Bent said when asked about the importance of signing Robbie Keane. Even though Aston Villa have a number of strikers like Gabriel Agbonlahor, they have not been able to score the required number of goals to take them into the top half of the table.

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