Aston Villa duo react on Twitter to Stiliyan Petrov comeback

Former Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Gary Gardner are happy for Stiliyan Petrov.

Stiliyan Petrov - Aston Villa

Aston Villa duo Jack Grealish and Gary Gardner have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their delight at the return to action of Stiliyan Petrov.

Petrov made his first Villa appearance in more than four years on Saturday after recovering from cancer.

The 37-year-old midfielder featured in the pre-season friendly match against Austrian sixth-tier club GAK 1902 on Saturday.

Villa won the game 8-0, with Petrov playing in the second half of the encounter.

The former Bulgaria international midfielder has been training with the Villans in pre-season and is hoping to return to the game in a professional capacity.

Villa duo Grealish and Gardner have taken to Twitter to express their delight at Petrov’s comeback to footballing action.

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish applauds the fans at the end of the match

Gary Gardner (C) celebrates scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

Villa will feature in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Villans will be aiming to finish in the top two of the league table during the 2016-17 season.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo has been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far, signing defender Tommy Elphick, goalkeeper Pierluigi Gallini and midfielder Aaron Tshibola.

Stiliyan Petrov - Aston Villa

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