Black Cats fear lengthy Bent lay-off

Sunderland striker Darren Bent could be sidelined for several

weeks by the hamstring injury which kept him out of the 2-0 victory

over Stoke.

The England international was due to have another scan on the

problem, which he picked up in training on Friday, on Monday and is

extremely unlikely to be involved in Tuesday night’s Premier League

trip to Tottenham.

The injury almost certainly means the striker will miss

England’s friendly clash with France later this month at

Wembley.