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Control the Cruz says Friedel

Control the Cruz says Friedel

Aston Villa's goal keeper Brad Friedel asks his team mates to be aware of Roque Santa Cruz's striking abilities. Aston Villa will play Blackburn in the weekend.

AstonVilla is in the top half of the league table lurking behind the top clubs in the Premier League. Martin O'Neil's men have proved to be consistent performers.

The new signing, Brad Friedel, has been in impressive form. The American goal keeper has something in his mind about the Saturday evening clash against Blackburn, it is about a tall striker - Roque Santa Cruz. Friedel knows Cruz and his striking abilities from their time in Blackburn.

"He's a tremendous player and a great guy as well. From day one, when he went into Blackburn's changing room, he was friendly with everybody." said Friedel.

Blackburn signed Santa Cruz for a mere £3m which turned out to be one of the best signings by any Premier League club in the recent times.