McLeish touched by overwhelming support for Stan
Published 19:08 01/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is hoping to visit Petrov tomorrow, as the Bulgarian starts his treatment in a London hospital.
McLeish said tonight: "I don't think he's down there long term, only for a couple of days at a time.
"But we believe he's got the best possible chance of help at the moment, with the specialists he's got now."
McLeish continued on Sky Sports News this evening: "I didn't see him after the game yesterday but he texted me to say it was a great game and he thought we were a bit unlucky.
"He obviously made it a very emotional occasion and the fans were right behind the team and gave us extra power.
"I never realised the Chelsea players wore T-shirts and I thank them very much for that fantastic gesture.
"I watched (Petrov's former club) Celtic play today and they had a smashing tribute in the 19th minute to Stiliyan - he's a massively popular guy.
"I've received numerous emails and texts saying 'pass my best wishes on to him'.
"Hopefully the support will boost him and give him positivity - I know that can help people in their recovery."