Villa chaplain Reverend Phillip Nott hopes his prayers for the former Chelsea and England man will be answered.

Aston Villa captain John Terry has the Lord on his side as he battles back from injury! The 36-year-old faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after fracturing a metatarsal in Saturday’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Terry could be out for the rest of the year with the same injury that infamously struck down David Beckham and Wayne Rooney. It’s a massive blow to claret and blue boss Steve Bruce and his side’s promotion push. But Villa’s new chaplain Reverend Phillip Nott is hoping DIVINE INTERVENTION will see the skipper make a speedy recovery.

He’s leading prayers for the broken bone in Terry’s foot.
“Everyone is praying the metatarsal will soon be fixed because he is such an important player for Aston Villa,” the Reverend says.
“We will offer healing on the street if anyone wants to come and pray with us!”

This is how John Terry is facing up to his injury. Rev Nott has already blessed the Villa as they plot a course back to the Premier League. The Villans were languishing in the bottom half of the Championship table before he was appointed co-chaplain on September 9, the day of the Brentford game.

Bruce’s boys went the next six matches unbeaten before they came unstuck at league leaders Wolves.

The Reverend had retained his unbeaten home league record right up until the weekend. “The Sheffield Wednesday match is the only blotch on my copybook,” he says.

That earlier Brentford game was significant to Rev Nott for more reasons than one. The dreaded metatarsal: All you need to know about John Terry’s injury. Because the married father-of-two, vicar of the Aston and Nechells Parish, is actually a massive Brentford FC fan. His Bees allegiance and newfound links to Villa will present Philip with a Boxing Day dilemma.