That’s what the Mirror reckon. There would be far worse short-term replacements for Bobby Zamora out there. I’m still not convinced Beattie’s a Hodgson-type player, though.

Speaking of Bobby, the same article suggests he might make a return to the squad on Saturday. That seems a little too early for me, but I won’t be complaining. They also rehash yesterday’s story about West Ham’s interest in Zamora, but would Zola blow his entire transfer budget on one forward? I doubt it.