Date: 29th July 2008 at 6:15pm
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Brad Friedel may not be able to help Brad Guzan with the work permit issue, but he’s looking forward to working with him.

Guzan’s work permit hearing is set for Friday and Martin O’Neill is hopeful that this time the bods in charge will approve the application and allow the 23 year old to join up with us.

Speaking on the official site, Friedel said:

‘It’s always good to have competition in every position. I know Brad’s a young goalkeeper for the future. He’s 23 years of age and hopefully he can get a work permit.

‘I’m going to do my best to hopefully support that bid. I don’t know what help I can give him on that front as it took me five years to get my own permit to play here in England.

‘But hopefully, fingers crossed, he can get it and then it will be a pleasure to work with him.’