The 21-year-old summer signing has been favoured by manager Paul Lambert this season, which has resulted in Bent being dropped to the bench on numerous occasions.
"He's a big target man," the Birmingham Mail quotes Bent as saying. "I haven't played with a target man for some time now. The last one was probably Emile Heskey. I can feed off him, so I don't see any reason why we can't play together."
Villa currently sit just two points away from the relegation zone in the Premier League table.