Aston Villa”s striker shortage eased as scan relief leaves Bent fit for crunch Chelsea tie
Roaring back: Bent
Darren Bent will be available for Aston Villa’s New Year’s Eve trip to Chelsea after scans showed his thigh strain was not as serious as first thought.
The England international striker had been omitted from Aston Villa’s squad to face Stoke City for the 0-0 draw on Boxing Day after complaining of fresh soreness in the muscle while in training on the morning of the match.
Also back in contention will be Emile Heskey who complained of ‘intolerable’ pain in his achilles during half-time at the Britannia Stadium, according to manager Alex McLeish.