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Villa Captain continues leukaemia treatment

Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov said he is lucky to be alive as he continues his brave battle with leukaemia.

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Aston Villa's Petrov overwhelmed as team-mates sing Happy Birthday

Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has celebrated his 33rd birthday today by joining up with team mates at the training ground.

Petrov, who was diagnosed with acute Leukemia in March was also given another birthday surprise as Villa's new manager Paul Lambert, confirmed that the 33 year old would remain as club captain.

It all proved quite emotional for the fan's favourite as he was presented with a Birthday Cake and team-mates sang Happy Birthday.

It has also been announced that Villa masseurs Andy Smith and Alex Butler are cycling from Celtic Park to Villa Park in September to raise funds for Leukaemia research, calling their event what else but Pedal for Petrov!

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