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Fulham forward Louis Saha has been boosted by his superb pre-season strike against Roma as he looks to rediscover his blistering form in front of goal ahead of the new campaign.

The French striker has struggled for both form and fitness during two injury-ravaged top flight seasons since taking English football by storm when he scored 32 goals in 2000-01 after moving from Metz. Saha told Fulham’s official website that his goal against the Serie A shows his predatory instincts are returning:

“I think it was a very important goal for me because it is the kind of goal I used to score three years ago. It was like I didn’t think about it and just struck the ball and it went in the back of the goal. So it was very important for me but don’t forget, it was only a friendly game!

The Torquay game was good for everyone because the game itself complimented the training that we had done before. I was very pleased to have scored two goals but the main thing was that we made a good start, so I was quite happy. Celtic were a very good team and I was not surprised to be taken off at half time. They were running everywhere and from my personal view I was not ready for a game like that. I think in two or three weeks time it will be better, I will be fitter.”