Darren Bent has hit out at Aston Villa for the way they treated him during his time with the club.

Bent, who secured a loan move to Fulham earlier this week, has blasted his parent club for subjecting him to a 'horrible' time after being frozen out of the first-team under manager Paul Lambert.

Belgian international Christain Benteke and Austrian Andreas Weimann were the regular starters at Villa, but despite battling relegation last season Bent was regularly over-looked.

The 29-year-old suffered his fair share of injuries, and managed just 16 Premier League appearances in 2012/13 - scoring three goals.

"It was horrible. It wasn't so much the injuries - although they didn't help - it was just the uncertainly," said Bent.

"I understand that not every player can be every manager's cup of tea, but to be alienated like that just felt a bit disappointing," he added.

But the Englishman will be hoping to reignite his career in the capital and is determined to start enjoying playing football again.

With the World Cup next summer, the former Tottenham and Sunderland man will be hoping to force his way back into the plans of national manager Roy Hodgson.

"I'm not just hungry to play football again at Fulham, I'm absolutely starving," Bent said.

"I've missed out on a couple of major competitions with England, so I just hope this is my year," he said when asked about his England career.

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