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Upson excited by new West Ham strikers

West Ham United captain Matthew Upson is excited by their attacking options.

The England defender has been impressed with the emerging partnership between Frederic Piquionne and Victor Obinna in attack.

"The front two played especially well and they're developing a nice understanding. I played against Fredi a few times when he was at Portsmouth and I know how well he times his jumps.

"He flicked on some great balls to Victor and when you're playing at the back and you send a hopeful ball forward, it's a great relief when you can hold on to possession and allow the team to get forward and players to break into the box.

"Victor also has a lot of attributes. He has strength, raw pace and from talking with him I know how much he is relishing life in the Premier League - he loves the atmosphere, the pace of the football. When you get someone who is excited and hungry, then that is a real asset to any team."

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