Pardew Target Heads To South Coast

Last updated : 26 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

 ... Aston Villa's Darren Bent on loan.

The 30-year-old former England striker drops down to the Championshp on an initial one-month deal after making just one start for Villa this season.

That came in the Capital One Cup, and all seven of his Premier League appearances have come as a substitute.

Three times in the last two years Alan Pardew has asked about the former Mackem, but either the price could not be sorted or his wage demands were too high.

Bent was Villa's record signing when he joined from Sunderland in an £18m deal in January 2011, but he has started just eight league games in more than two years under Paul Lambert and spent the whole of last season on loan at Fulham.