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.
Two masseurs are due to finish their 400 mile bike ride in aid of player Stilyan Petrov, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia earlier this year.
Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has celebrated his 33rd birthday today by joining up with team mates at the training ground.
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish says captain Stiliyan Petrov remains in positive spirits.