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Petrov insists he's sticking with Villa

Midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has insisted he will not be looking to quit Aston Villa after losing his first-team spot.

The Bulgaria international was taken off at half-time against Newcastle last month and then left out of the side for the games against Reading and Arsenal.

Petrov has struggled to produce the form that persuaded Villa manager Martin O'Neill to pay Celtic £6million for his services in the summer of 2006.

Petrov said: "I haven't produced my best form for Villa but I haven't been complaining. I just get on with things and the manager picks the team. But I will be back playing for Villa.

"Sometimes it doesn't go well for you but you still do your best for your team-mates and that's the way I'll carry on. I'll never give up. A few people have said to me 'what do I want to do'?

"But I'm not the sort of person who is a quitter and I'm not thinking about a transfer.

"I'll carry on working hard on the training ground and if my chance comes then I'll try to take it. You can always ask people to do more and that's what we're all striving to do."

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