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Good day - Harry

Posted on 7 January 2012  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp took plenty of positives from our 3-0 win against Cheltenham in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Harry Redknapp took plenty of positives from our 3-0 win against Cheltenham in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Flying high in League Two, Cheltenham started brightly but Jermain Defoe settled any nerves at the Lane with the opening goal after 23 minutes.

Roman Pavlyuchenko doubled the lead just before the break as we continued to dominate and Giovani completed the scoring three minutes from time.

Michael Dawson and Aaron Lennon returned after injury as we secured a place in Sunday's fourth round draw, to be held on ITV at 5.30pm.

"We scored some good goals and I thought we played some good stuff," reflected Harry, who made 10 changes from the team that started Tuesday's win against West Brom in the Premier League.

"It was great to have Michael back, he's a fantastic professional. Aaron was back as well and there were a few lads that needed to get a game.

"Jake Livermore slotted in at right-back, he's never played there before and he did a great job. He always does, wherever you ask him to play.

"The two midfielders Pienaar and Kranjcar were outstanding. Niko was class and he's a fantastic footballer. They kept the ball and moved the ball around great for us.

"It was a sell-out crowd, a full house and great atmosphere. The fans loved it and they were brilliant, as usual. It was a good day."

There was praise for Cheltenham as well.

"You can see why they are doing well at the top of their division," added Harry.

"They kept trying to play and kept going forward at the end trying to get a goal. They are a good team. They are scrapping to try and get out of their division and they've got every chance from what I saw today."