Former England international Darren Bent has adviced Aston Villa coach Dean Smith to bench Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba for the upcoming Premier League game against Newcastle United on Monday night.

Nakamba has been a regular for the Birmingham-based outfit ever since he made his Premier League debut against West Ham but Bent belives it would be good for Villa to have the Warriors midfielder on the bench when Villa face Steve Bruce’s side.

“Marvelous, I think. I like Douglas Luiz, I think he’s a good player, great technique on the ball and he’s been playing really well,” Bent told Football Insider. 

“For me, it would be Douglas Luiz and Jack Grealish in the middle of the park because I think they’re better suited to each other – and of course John McGinn.” he added.

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