“Aston Villa has always had a special place in my heart. In only my second game for the club I was involved in a very famous occasion when I came on in the European Cup Final, only 10 minutes into the match. I certainly had a busy night and whilst many say to me “It must have been all downhill from there”. It is true, I never played in another European Cup final. I did go on to have a wonderful career though and made 460 appearances for Villa, which helped me win an England cap. I always had a great relationship with the Villa Supporters and that still continues today, with my work in the media. Therefore, it is with great pleasure, I accept the offer of becoming a patron for the Aston Villa Supporters Trust” Welcome aboard, Nigel.