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Still Captain Stan

Barry Bannan has revealed that despite facing his own battle, Stiliyan Petrov is still 'Captaining' the side in theirs.

Speaking to the Official Site Bannan said of Stan's recent visit to Bodymoor:

'It was great to see him, it was fantastic. He is one of my close mates at the club, it was brilliant to see him. He was laughing, bantering and telling jokes - just in good spirits, that's Stan for you. He's going through a really tough time as we all know but you wouldn't know from being around him, he's always positive and looking ahead.'

petrov waving

It is fantastic news to hear that Stan's in such good spirits, meeting up with his colleagues and having a good laugh can only aide him in his battle, but that doesn't mean he's stopped offering support or playing the captain's role:

'I was down after the Man U game and he was chatting to me via text, having a few words for me. He's told us to keep going and get ready for the big games coming up. He's told us we can turn it around and finish strongly, he's told us to keep battling. He may be fighting illness but he'll be following us every step of the way, he'll be pushing us all the way.'

Bannan adds that a huge incentive for the team to finish strongly is so they can ensure that when Stan returns he returns as skipper in the Premier League.

Let's hope they all remember that in the coming games!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday April 17 2012
Time: 6:26PM

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could do with him as manager. get well soon stan.
lerneravfc
17/04/2012 18:31:00
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The 19th minute. Every game. Home and away. Until Stan beats this illness. There's only one Petrov.
voiceoftheholte
17/04/2012 20:19:00
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I will ! Voth
Homeandaway
17/04/2012 20:54:00
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Stan is a Legend.
Green Villan
17/04/2012 23:35:00
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Top man.
The Fear
18/04/2012 15:32:00
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