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Posted on 22 July 2009  - 12:00

Our strikers continue to impress Harry Redknapp in pre-season.

Forward thinking

Our strikers continue to impress Harry Redknapp in pre-season.

All three in the squad hit the target in the 4-0 friendly win against Peterborough United on Tuesday night.

Darren Bent opened the scoring with a classic one-on-one finish, Jermain Defoe made it 2-0 in the second half and Roman Pavlyuchenko curled home the goal of the night from 22 yards for 4-0. In between, Luka Modric drilled home Pascal Chimbonda's cross for the third.

The four goals at London Road made it 10 in three friendlies so far with the strikers accounting for six - Darren and Jermain with two each, Roman and Robbie Keane one each.

"They've all been scoring and they look sharp," said Harry.

"Darren took his goal well, Pav's goal was a great finish and Jermain scored, as usual.

"Robbie missed out tonight with a slight groin problem but we're doing okay.

"It was a good game for us but pre-season is all about getting fit, that's the key thing."

A mouth-watering fixture against Barcelona is next on the pre-season schedule on Friday night followed by Scottish giants Celtic on Sunday as we compete in the Wembley Cup at Wembley Stadium.

"It will be an interesting game for us," added Harry. "I'm sure it will be terrific atmosphere at Wembley against a fantastic team, the European champions and we're all looking forward to it.

"We've two great games at Wembley with Celtic as well on the Sunday. It will be good for us."

Luka celebrates