Andy Johnson is delighted to be playing with Bobby Zamora at Fulham – and feels that his strike partner will soon come good in front of goal.
The England international opened his Fulham account with both goals in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic and believes that Zamora, whose hold up play and selfless contribution for the team he highlighted, will be adding to his one league goal so far this season imminently.
“Bobby is a fantastic player to play with. He is top-class. All you’ve got to do is look at his performances over the last three or four weeks. I know he hasn’t scored much but neither had I until Wednesday. He is fantastic to play alongside and he will definitely score goals.
“He’s a top-quality player, he scores goals every single day in training – fantastic goals as well – so he’s a pleasure to play alongside. He should take the credit against Wigan because he did a lot of my work as well.”
“We have played well in every game, but we have been unlucky. We’ve had a couple of chances each over the last four or five games and it just hasn’t quite happened for us. There were a couple of good saves from Paul Robinson at Blackburn and Bobby has skimmed the post here and there. It’s just a bit of luck and it takes a bit of time. We’ve only played five and a half games together now so it’s going to take time, but Bobby is a pleasure to play alongside.”
Johnson returns to his old club Everton this weekend and hopes he will receive a good reception from the Goodison Park crowd.
“I care about how the fans will react to me because I spent two years there. I’m not a heartless person. I feel as if I did everything right with the way I moved. I feel I’ve done everything right with Everton. I was there for two years and I’m looking forward to going back there. But the biggest thing for Fulham is to get more points. We are in confident form and we can take confidence from beating Wigan.”