Express and Star: Darren Bent was today set to find out the extent of the ankle injury which kept him out of the Villa squad which travelled to Sunderland. The England striker missed the 1-0 win over the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light after a training ground injury to the same ankle that required surgery in March earlier this year.
ESPN: Liverpool have not made any contact with Aston Villa regarding the possibility of a January move for Darren Bent, ESPN understands. Bent, 28, has suffered a frustrating season at Villa Park, losing his place in the starting line-up, as well as the club captaincy, and could be open to a move elsewhere.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor believes Saturday's win at Sunderland came at a timely moment for his side as they prepare for a tough run of fixtures. The 26-year-old scored for the first time in the Premier League this season at the Stadium of Light as Villa won 1-0 to mark their first league win since September 15th.
Setanta Sports: Darren Bent is to undergo treatment on the ankle injury that kept him out of Aston Villa's win over Sunderland at the weekend. Bent has endured a frustrating couple of months at Villa after finding himself replaced in starting line-up by Christian Benteke but any hope he had of facing his former club were ended when he injured his ankle in training on Friday.
BBC Sport: Aston Villa are to assess the extent of striker Darren Bent's ankle injury. Bent was injured in training last Friday and missed the Midlands club's 1-0 victory over his former team Sunderland the following day.
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