STEPHEN Warnock has reminded Villa’s final day opponents Blackburn what they are missing by hailing fellow Rovers old-boy Brad Friedel. Warnock and Friedel will be hoping to end the Premier League season with a win when their former club visit Villa Park for the last game on Sunday.
And ahead of the match against Sam Allardyce’s mid-table team, the popular defender has paid a glowing tribute to the evergreen goalkeeper. Warnock reveals that, even at the grand age of 38, Friedel is in peak condition and still strives to improve in training every day.
Friedel is a Premier League ever-present this season and he is set to take his record run of consecutive top-flight games to 228 against Rovers.
Warnock puts the longevity of Villa’s elder statesman down to the professional way Friedel looks after himself and lives his life away from the pitch.