Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Aston Villa Fans

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Aston Villa Fans

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STILIYAN Petrov has vowed to finally show Aston Villa fans the form that persuaded Martin O'Neill to splash out pounds 6m to sign him from Celtic nearly two years ago.

Midfielder Petrov has seldom shown his best form with Villa and O'Neill finally lost patience with the player when he left him out of the side after substituting him at half-time against Newcastle last month.

But the Bulgarian international has not let his head drop and has impressed since being recalled to the first 11 for the games with Manchester United and Bolton.

Petrov said: "To be honest, the manager knows me better than anyone and I don't complain (when left out).

Nigel Reo-Coker and Gareth Barry have been doing well and you can't ask for anything more. I know I haven't been performing the way everybody expects me to do but I'm the first to criticise myself if things aren't going well. …

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