Sunderland have missed Bent's goals - Bruce

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce says his side have missed the goalscoring exploits of Darren Bent since he was sold to this weekend's opponents Aston Villa in January.

Bent returns to the Stadium of Light on Saturday for the first time since the move and Bruce says he could have been "one of the greats" at Sunderland.

The former Wigan boss is pleased the Black Cats' form has improved of late after a difficult start to the season.