Forwards On Fire

Alan Pardew says that his forward line of Bobby Zamora and Marlon Harewood is firing on all cylinders in Sweden.

He hails Bobby's first goal in the second game of the mini-tour in Sweden on Thursday evening as "world class", enthusing:

"Marlon and Bobby looked terrific tonight; he got what, at any level, would be considered a world class goal.

"It was a tight angle and he really had nothing to hit and no one in the box.

"So he chipped it into the far corner and it was a really class finish.

"We were well pleased with that and the performance was spot on - we were solid.

"Marlon also got a terrific individual goal and those two look on song early doors, which is good news." West Ham faced top class opposition, and Alan adds:

"They are a really good team, fourth in the Premiership, so we played very well tonight.

"The performance was a little bit higher than I expected at this stage, to be fair."

Another player deriving great benefit from the trip in Sweden is Steve Lomas and Alan explains:

"Steve Lomas has had a great start to preseason - it has been a long time since he has completed one and I know that is a big goal for him.

"He is well on target to do that."