Striker unhappy with Villa rotation system

Aston Villa striker Darren BentAston Villa striker Darren Bent has admitted he is frustrated with Paul Lambert’s rotation system but is working hard for his place in the team.

Bent has scored just two goals in 10 appearances this season and at an open training session at Villa Park today he confirmed that he’s unhappy with the situation.

He told Sky Sports: “Obviously any player who values themselves wants to play week in week out and when you start playing rotation systems it is difficult to find a rhythm, especially when you’re a front man.

“But that’s the manager’s decision and we live by that. We have to keep working hard in training and show him that we want to play.”

Villa have suffered a poor start to the current season having won only one of their opening eight Premier League matches and find themselves just a point above the bottom three following their 1-0 defeat away to Fulham at the weekend.

But Bent is confident that Paul Lambert’s side can improve and begin climbing the table sooner rather than later.

“Sometimes you will run right and the ball will go left, but that is just one of those things. I’m sure that once we blend as a team and start creating chances I’ll start finishing them,” he added.

Aston Villa’s next top-flight game is at home to fellow early season strugglers Norwich City on Saturday before a difficult November sees them travel to Manchester City in between home ties against Manchester United and Arsenal.

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