Teddy On Rebrov

Teddy Sheringham says he welcomes the extra competition that Sergei Rebrov would bring to West Ham if he signed.

"I don't really know what the situation with him is but he has looked very sharp and it will be nice if it does happen," says Teddy of his former Spurs team mate.

"He can certainly score goals and set them up - and he has shown that in the last few days training with us."

Teddy knows, though, that as it is he faces stiff competition from Marlon Harewood and Bobby Zamora for a place up front.

In Saturday's friendly at Peterborough, Teddy's debut, he started out alongside Bobby before playing a more withdrawn role when Marlon came on.

"It is early days with the pair of them and I don't know which one of them would be playing or whether I would, but it is all about getting to learn about those players and when you get the chance, taking it," he says.

"I am sure it will change around throughout the season and hopefully we can hit it off in different ways."

Teddy enjoyed playing alongside Michael Carrick as well, and he says:

"I like playing with Michael; he is quality and I have played with him for England before - he is a clever player who sees things before they happen, and that is the sign of a good player.

"He knows what he is going to do with the next pass - I like playing with players like that.

"We have got talent all over the place - experience and young legs - and I have been very impressed with the youngsters.

"Jobi Mcanuff and Nigel Reo-Coker look very good and I also know Mattie Etherington from the Tottenham days, and there is a lot of enthusiasm in the squad."

Of the match itself, a 1-1 draw, Teddy says:

"I felt all right; I don't think it was the best of spectacles but it was very hot, the grass was long, and I don't think it was really made for a good game - but it is all about preseason.

"I have had a few days' training with the boys now and I can see there is a lot of quality there.

"We have high expectations for the season and we have to get off to a good start."