Date: 29th September 2009 at 6:52pm
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Stiliyan Petrov has said the team don’t need any extra motivation to get back to winning ways after the hurt they felt following the Blackburn performance.

Speaking on the official site Petrov explained that he has loved the added responsibility of the armband this year, but he’s not going to need to gee the lads up for the next match because they all have a terrific desire to put things right.

‘I feel so much pride when I wear the armband. When you lead a club and team like Villa, it’s just a great honour. It’s a big responsibility.

‘It was frustrating at the weekend but in general what we have at the moment is a desire to win and a desire to put things right again. We’ll bounce back.

‘When you have that desire in the camp, you don’t need to say much because I know we will do the business on the pitch.’

We certainly do need to do the business on the pitch, our performances of late have been dire and we need to find another gear. We can’t rely on nicking points regularly in games when our form is so poor – we found that out last season – and eventually the own goals and the penalties will dry up and we simply can’t rely on Gabby alone to keep finding the net.

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