"We're getting there as a team and hopefully by the time the seasons starts we'll be fit and raring to go.
"Brad Friedel has been a quality Premier League player for years and his arrival can only strengthen the squad. He's consistently been one of the very best keepers in the league and he's a quality addition to the squad."
Laursen is also delighted with the Friedel deal and added: "We only have one senior goalkeeper at the moment so this is good news. Brad Friedel has done so well for many years and I think this is a very good signing.
"He has played in the Premier League for a long time so he should settle very quickly. He's a very good goalkeeper and I think he'll be very good for us."