Former Aston Villa and Celtic player Stiliyan Petrov has made a return to football as he finishes treatment for leukemia.
The midfielder was forced to retire at the age of 33 to concentrate on fighting the disease, but nearly two years later he has been able to make a return to the pitch with Sunday League side Wychall Wanderers.
The Central Wawrickshire League Premier One Division, where the team plays, doesn't have the glitz or glamour of the Premier League and it's obviously not the highest level, as Petrov would be used to, but when interviewed about his recovery, he said "it’s just really nice to be out there playing a proper game. I’ve played 90 minutes and my fitness is improving but I need to be patient".
It seems that the course of treatment that he underwent has been a success, and he added that "everything is fine, touch wood. There are only three months to go on tablets and I’m finished. I’m on steroids until January".