Petrov ruled out of Bolton clash

05 November 2009 04:29
Beye misses the clash with the Trotters after being sent off during Wednesday night's 2-1 reversal at West Ham, but it has emerged Petrov picked up his fifth booking of the season at Upton Park and will also be banned.[LNB]Last season players who picked up a fifth booking had seven days grace before a suspension came into effect but now any ban is immediate.[LNB]A Football Association spokesman confirmed: "Suspensions for five bookings now bring about an immediate suspension."[LNB]It is another setback for Villa boss Martin O'Neill who also has striker Emile Heskey (back) wide player James Milner (calf) and Craig Gardner (groin) as major doubts.[LNB]Nigel Reo-Coker is the leading candidate to fill Petrov's role.[LNB]He has not started a league game since his training ground spat with O'Neill in September but impressed as a substitute against the Hammers - his former club.[LNB]The only plus point for O'Neill is that defender Carlos Cuellar will be available to face Bolton after serving a one-game ban for his red card in the 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk