Villa captain Petrov celebrates birthday with training team-mates

Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March
Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March Credit: PA

Aston Villa say club captain Stiliyan Petrov joined his team-mates today when the squad reported back for pre-season training.

Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March. Today he celebrated his 33rd birthday with friends and colleagues at Bodymoor Heath training ground.

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