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Villa boss O'Neill: No pressure on Petrov

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill insists Stiliyan Petrov is not under any extra pressure to perform.

"I am hoping everyone is under pressure as we try to build, and I hope players use that pressure to try to stay in the team," said O'Neill.

"For example, I left Luke Moore on the bench because he was struggling for confidence and needed a goal.

"He finally got one yesterday. It was probably the sort of goal he might have looked at to be the start of things.

"All players go through these things, so I was pleased he scored. I don't think Stiliyan is under any more pressure than anyone else. I'm hoping that's the case. Players get picked on merit."

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