Stiliyan Petrov continues his recovery from leukaemia

Stiliyan Petrov in his Aston Villa kit Credit: PA

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

The 33-year-old also paid tribute to his family and supporters.

The club's captain was diagnosed with the disease in March 2012 and has undergone intensive bouts of chemotherapy treatment.

Last September, a 400 mile bike ride was completed in aid of Stiliyan Petrov.

Petrov is now in remission and is positive about "getting back to my life".

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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.