Andrew Johnson claims he is ready to fire on full cylinders for Fulham against West Ham on Saturday as he returns to peak match sharpness.
Johnson is yet to score in three appearances for The Cottagers, but his partnership with Bobby Zamora already looks extremely promising.
Having arrived from Everton with an injury, the England striker has been playing catch-up in the fitness stakes, admitting he could not physically complete 90 minutes.
That is about to change though according to Johnson, as is his goalscoring drought.
“I was injured for a long time and I didn’t play many games pre-season so to play my first game against Bolton was tremendous for me because it was my first competitive game for three and a half months,” he told Fulham’s official website.
“I’m pretty pleased with the way I’ve been playing, my touch is feeling good and I’m feeling positive. I could do with a goal but that will come in time, I’ve only played three games so I’m not worried about that. The main thing is that the boys have been putting me in the right places at the right times.
“My fitness is feeling good, I’ve been feeling a little bit tired towards the last 20 minutes of games. But I can get even sharper and I’m feeling good and positive.”
Fulham are preparing for the visit of West Ham, and Johnson claims Gianfranco Zola’s men would be foolish to overlook striker partner Zamora.
“For the first game we played together against Bolton we’d only trained together for about two weeks – I thought we hit it off well,” added the former Crystal Palace man.
“Bobby’s a tremendous player and I’ve said before that he doesn’t get the credit he deserves – you just have to see the goal he scored against Bolton. If Thierry Henry or Rooney had scored that goal, they’d be talking about it for two or three weeks.”