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26th Sep, 2016 | 1:57pm

Report: Aston Villa legend in line for non-league move

By Amir Mir

Stiliyan Petrov could make a return to football with non-league side Nuneaton Town, according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail state that the Aston Villa legend could link up with Boro in a player/coaching role for the National League north side.

The 37-year-old trained with Villa over the summer after returning to the game following his fight with Leukaemia, but was not offered a contract by manager Roberto Di Matteo.

It is said that Petrov is keen to get back on the field and could go straight into the non-league sides match against Curzon Ashton on October 8.

The Midlands outfit are 13th in the National League north with 13 points after 12 games, having picked up four wins so far this season.

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It is also said Nuneaton are confident of getting a deal over the line, despite interest from other club’s in the division.

Petrov made 218 appearances for Villa over a seven-year period, before being forced to retire in 2013 after being diagnosed with acute Leukaemia the year before.

The former Bulgarian international made a return to the game this summer with the Championship club, but failed to land a contract.

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