Clint Dempsey has credited Roy Hodgson and his backroom staff with inspiring his recent run of goalscoring form.

The American’s brace against Blackburn took him to five goals in his last five league starts and his scoring couldn’t have come at a better start as Fulham have been without Andy Johnson, Erik Nevland and Diomansy Kamara in recent weeks.

Working with Roy Hodgson and his assistants Mike Kelly and Ray Lewington has helped to develop my game more. I feel like I’m getting more confident playing up top in so far what kind of runs I need to make into the channels, and how I can be a better link-up man.

Dempsey could be pressed into service up front again against Bolton on Saturday as doubts remain over whether Bobby Zamora will recover from a groin injury to play.