After victory over Odense yesterday, Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill spoke of his delight at landing Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

"I'm very, very pleased because he's an absolutely quality goalkeeper and I think he'll do great for us," O'Neill told Villa's website.

"By all accounts he's a great character and a great character in the dressing room. So I would say the signing will be a lift for everyone.

"I'm just delighted we were able to pull it off."