FORMER Celtic star Stiliyan Petrov is on the road to recovery in his fight against cancer.
The Bulgarian star's current club Aston Villa confirmed that the midfielder, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia four months ago, was in remission.
The 32-year-old, who played for the Hoops over seven seasons between 1999 and 2006, developed a fever during a Villa match against Arsenal in March.
The Villa captain, nicknamed Stan, was sent for tests which revealed he was suffering from a rapidly progressive form of the blood cancer. Villa, in a club statement, said: "It is with great delight the club can confirm on behalf of Stiliyan Petrov, that Stan's acute leukaemia is in remission."
The statement added: "Stan's fight is not over. But he would like to share with you this tremendous news now."