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Wednesday media watch [17.04.13 PM]: Petrov discusses recovery
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17th Apr 2013
Wednesday media watch [17.04.13 PM]: Petrov discusses recovery


Express and Star: Bullish defender Nathan Baker today vowed Aston Villa are masters of their own destiny - as the survival race prepared to take another twist. Villa could drop back into the Premier League relegation zone if Wigan shock Manchester City tonight.

Express and Star: Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov today spoke of his relief and vowed to "live his life" after a boost in his battle with acute leukaemia. The midfielder has completed intensive chemotherapy sessions and is happy to resume a normal life with his family.

Fox Sports: Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov believes he is lucky to be alive after completing his first year of treatment for leukaemia. The 33-year-old Bulgaria international was diagnosed with the illness in March last year, forcing him to suspend his playing career.

ESPN: Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has declared he is ready to return to "a normal life" after a year battling acute leukaemia. Petrov has undergone intensive chemotherapy treatment since he was diagnosed with the disease in March of last year, but with his leukaemia now in remission, the popular Bulgarian has visited Villa's training base as he gets his mind back on football.

ITV Football: 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.

Setanta Sports: Stiliyan Petrov is grateful for the support he has received from Aston Villa and its fans as he has battled leukaemia. Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March 2012, causing him to suspend his playing career in order to undergo an intensive chemotherapy programme, but he is now in remission and made his return to Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground this week.

ESPN: Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker has said the club's Premier League fate remains very much in their own hands. Although Villa's run-in includes a trip to Manchester United on Sunday and a home game against Chelsea, the Worcester-born 21-year-old says they must think about themselves and not about anybody else's results.

Sky Sports: Nathan Baker is confident that Aston Villa have found momentum at the right time as they plot a route to Premier League survival. Villa are three points clear of 18th-placed Wigan, but Roberto Martinez's men have two games in hand, the first of which is at Manchester City on Wednesday night.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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