Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is delighted with the recent form of Stiliyan Petrov.

O'Neill said: "Stiliyan has just been outstanding for us in the last few games, which is great for all of us.

"I think he is now showing the form he is capable of. The sort of form I have seen for quite some considerable time when he was at Celtic and now the fans are starting to see this and this is a very, very strong performance with a bit of style as well attached to it.

"It's interesting because he's probably playing a more deep lying role for us than he ever did at Celtic so he is actually capable of scoring goals, his confidence is very high at the moment which I'm delighted with and he's had to dig deep."