Bobby Zamora is hoping to put the frustration of his West Ham career behind him as he embarks on a new chapter with Fulham.

The former Spurs and Brighton striker became an increasingly peripheral figure at Upton Park, making just 14 appearances last term and scoring only one goal.

Zamora has been handed the chance to resurrect his top-flight career by Roy Hodgson after a summer move across London to Craven Cottage.

And it is one he plans to grasp having spent much of the last campaign unable to force his way into Alan Curbishley’s plans.

Zamora told The Independent: “It’s a great opportunity to play first-team football in the Premier League and I grabbed it with both hands. The last few seasons have been off-and-on and last year was pretty much a write-off for me.”

Hodgson feels Zamora’s time out of the side in the East End could work in Fulham’s favour.

He added: “It’s a new start for Bobby. He needs to put last season totally behind him and we’ll work with him on the player he was before last season. I think we’re getting a player that is more than motivated and anxious to show he’s a top-class Premiership player.”