Friedel to battle on
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The American custodian was inspirational in Rovers' 2-1 win over champions Arsenal on Saturday, despite suffering with a knee injury.
Friedel must go under the surgeon's blade at some stage but will carry on until it is absolutely necessary.
"Brad needs an operation to fix his knee but we are hoping that will be at the end of the season," confirmed Souness.
"If the problem does flare up then he will have to have surgery and miss a few games.
"It was touch and go for him at Arsenal because his cartilage actually popped out in the pre-match warm-up. But he wanted to play and I thought he was magnificent for us.
"We've known for a long time just what a good goalkeeper he is and now the rest of The Premiership seem to be waking up to that fact."