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Villa boss Paul Lambert says Villa Park will be "rocking" today as Villa face Chelsea in their last home game of the season.
Former Captain Stiliyan Petrov will do a lap of the pitch with his team mates after the game as he retires from football, following his leukaemia battle.
The manager says the event will be "emotional" for Stiliyan as he bows out of the game but hinted there would be a job for him elsewhere at Villa Park.
Supporters are also expected to stand and clap on the 19th minute to coincide with the skipper's squad number.
Stiliyan Petrov will lead out Aston Villa on to the Villa Park pitch one last time as they face Chelsea.
The 33-year-old Club captain will be joined by his team-mates for the traditional lap of appreciation at the end of the final home game of the season.
He announced his retirement from football this week after a battle with leukaemia.
Aston Villa boss, Paul Lambert, has given his backing to David Moyes who takes over as Manchester United manager next season.
Aston Villa have announced that Stan Petrov will be added to their Hall of Fame.
The list of twelve top stars was created in 2006.
They include Gordon Cowans, Eric Houghton, Brian Little, Dennis Mortimer, Ron Saunders, Peter Withe, Paul McGrath, Peter McParland, Charlie Aitken, William McGregor, George Ramsay and Billy Walker.
Petrov announced his retirement today.
Former Villa star and England player Lee Hendrie has announced his retirement from football.
The 35 year-old scored 27 goals for Aston Villa and he went on to play for Stoke and Derby in the Midlands. Hendrie will end his playing career in the number eight shirt at Tamworth.
Prime Minister, David Cameron, has tweeted following the news that Stiliyan Petrov has retired as Aston Villa Captain.
– David Cameron, Twitter
Aston Villa Club captain Stiliyan Petrov will lead out his team-mates and their families for the traditional lap of appreciation at the end of the club's final home game of the season against Chelsea on Saturday.
Petrov announced today that he is retiring from football. He said:
"I wish to thank the fans of Aston Villa and the Villa Chairman, Randy Lerner, Chief Executive Paul Faulkner and manager Paul Lambert. Also...those all over the world who have helped me through the past year with their incredible displays of support and with their personal, moving messages.
I am moving on and I am excited by this. There is a deep joy in my heart because of what you have shared with me, not only in this past year but over the years I have been in football. I felt privileged. I still do. I always will."
"My leukaemia is now in remission and I have finished my high intensity treatment. From now on I’ll be on the softer treatment, which is two years on tablets. I feel lucky. Not everyone is as lucky as I have been.
For this I need to thank...Professor Charlie Craddock, Sandeep Nagra and all of the nurses who have looked after me at University Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
For the life I’ve lived in football, I will always be incredibly grateful. For the opportunity this crazy thing that happened in my life has given me, I also feel grateful in a strange kind of way.
This crazy thing, somehow, has touched people and I want to try to channel this in a positive way. This will be the greatest challenge of my life."