UK time is: 09:22:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Petrov Out Of Action

Stiliyan Petrov is set for two weeks on the sidelines having picked up a hamstring injury against Arsenal on Saturday.

It's a big blow for the Bulgarian international, who had turned in a number of improved performances of late.

Petrov will now miss matches against Portsmouth and Sunderland with Craig Gardner a likely replacement. The injury to the former Celtic midfielder may also give an opportunity to Martin O'Neill to try out Togo international Moustapha Salifou.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 4 2007

Time: 11:50AM

Your Comments

Shame. He was starting to look a good player again, but that's what we have a squad for. NRC is available Saturday, and Berger is also getting back to match fitness (great goal against Bloose reserves last night!). Salifou was also impressive again.
krfeskivilla
gutted, he was the brightest plyer on the pitch until he had to go off against the arsenhole
Stig
It is a shame as he was just starting to come good. I'd be tempted to give Maloney a run on the right wing, as he gives us natural trickery much like Young on the other side.
DeanoVilla
A blow indeed. He was in a rich vein of form, and looking good. Agree with Stig that he looked very good on Saturday before having to leave the action. A blow, but an opportunity for young Craig or a.n. other to step up to the plate.
glensider
Hope he's fit again for the christmas rush
The Usual Suspect
It says a fortnight so hopefully he'll be back for the Man City game and may be even pushing for the sunderland trip.
villabikes29
One less for us to worry about.
storagematt
Agree The Usual Suspect. We could certainly do with him being available over the Christmas period with the games coming thick and fast. An important period for us, as we look to consolidate a top six placing.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Tadic Was Our Failed January Buy (Sunday November 23 2014)

Something For The Weekend (472) (Friday November 21 2014)

Aston Villa FC - 140 Years And Counting (Friday November 21 2014)

Villa Support 21st Minute Initiative (Thursday November 20 2014)

Injury Update Ahead Of Southampton (Thursday November 20 2014)

Villa In Talks With Justice For The 21 (Thursday November 20 2014)

The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (Thursday November 20 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 775
2. ClivetheVillan 748
3. The Fear 560
4. kefkat 267
5. Freeman14 216
6. sirdennis 171
7. DeanoVilla 146
8. Villan57 136
9. gator 91
10. HeathfieldRoad1874 88

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
17. Aston Villa 11 3 2 6 -11 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

Liverpool: We're 'Low On Confidence' - Rodgers
Liverpool : 24/11/2014 09:03:00
O'Neill set to talk to Kenwright
Everton : 24/11/2014 09:03:00
Liverpool : 24/11/2014 09:00:00
Everton record tough 2-1 win over West Ham
Everton : 24/11/2014 04:10:00
Poyet Points Out The Improvement.
Sunderland : 24/11/2014 00:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Southampton (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 18%
Lose 72%
Draw 9%