Alex McLeish believes Aston Villa striker Darren Bent could be available for Euro 2012 "with another two or three weeks' training".

After rupturing ankle ligaments in February, Bent is stepping up his rehabilitation work in the hope of being part of new England head coach Roy Hodgson's squad. The England medical team have been monitoring his progress, with physio Gary Lewin initially visiting Bodymoor Heath three weeks ago and making a second visit to Villa's training complex this week.

McLeish said: "Can he make the Euros? Roy Hodgson would have a better idea. If there were six weeks of the season to go, he'd certainly be back within those six weeks. But whether he goes to the Euros would be Roy's decision. It seems at this moment that, with another two or three weeks' training, he could be fine and available, put it that way."

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