Bent blow for Black Cats

26 October 2009 02:54
Sunderland will be without leading scorer Darren Bent for their Carling Cup clash against Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light.

Bent jolted a knee in the weekend defeat at Birmingham and will not be risked. Central defender John Mensah is out with a calf injury while full-back Phil Bardsley is unlikely to overcome a shoulder problem.

Lee Cattermole (knee ligaments) remains the club's only long-term injury victim.

Source: Eurosport