Roy Hodgson claimed Bobby Zamora is determined to prove himself after the new Fulham striker fired a stunning goal in today’s 3-1 victory over Celtic.
‘It was a wonderful goal created by a nice move. It’s a good start for Bobby,’ he said.
‘He had a difficult time last season and needs a new start. He needs to put last season totally behind him.
‘We’ll work on him becoming the player he was before last season. We’re getting a man who is very motivated to show he is a top-class Premier League player.
‘He did enough in his first 45 minutes today to suggest we’ll get some good use out of him.’
Zamora cost Fulham £6.3million, although the deal also included John Pantsil moving from Upton Park to Craven Cottage.
Andranik Teymourian, Zoltan Gera, David Stockdale and Mark Schwarzer have also joined during the transfer window but Hodgson revealed his summer spending spree is not over yet.
‘There won’t be many more signings but we haven’t ruled out bringing in a couple more in key positions to help us out,’ he said.
‘We’ve done quite a few things already and I’m very pleased with what we’ve done.
‘We’re looking at another striker and flirting with the idea of a defensive midfield player.
‘We may also need some cover at centre-back because we’re fairly light in that area. If we resolve those three situations we will have a strong squad.’