Aston Villa defender John Terry has confirmed that he will continue playing next season if the club are promoted.

As reported by the Mirror, Terry explains that he will stick around for another season if the Villians are in the Premier League, despite previously claiming he could never play against Chelsea.

Terry dropped into the Championship to avoid the prospect of playing against his former side.

There had been concerns that with the player out of contract at the end of the season he would call time on his career. However, he has since confirmed a clause in his deal will allow him to extend his contract this summer if promotion is achieved.

Initially it was a big decision for me to leave Chelsea and come to Villa but I have settled in very well and been welcomed. It is in my contract if we go up, and fingers crossed and touch wood we do, then I will be staying another year.

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However, since joining the club he played a key role in their promotion push, becoming a favourite among the supporters.

Villa currently sit fourth in the Championship and will battle it out in the play-offs for a place in the Premier League.

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