Andy Johnson says Bobby Zamora has ‘a great chance’ of making Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad.

Zamora has scored ten goals this season for Fulham and his recent performances have seen him tipped as a possible alternative to Emile Heskey up front for England. Johnson, himself a former England international, thinks Zamora can push himself into the international reckoning.

I can definitely see Bobby Zamora playing for England. Fabio Capello has always said he picks players in form. In the role that Bobby performs, there’s no one in better form at the moment.

There are two others players fighting for that place which is Emile Heskey and Peter Crouch. Bobby is the third one, so there are three people fighting for that spot.

If he continues doing what he’s doing – scoring and playing the way he does – he has a great chance of making it. Bobby has been fantastic. He’s taken a lot of stick but I don’t think people really saw what he gave to the team before he was scoring.

Now that he is scoring, people are starting to realise that maybe they were too harsh on him. Bobby has always been confident in his ability and is a top, top player.

He’s one of the most technical players at our club and that’s shining through now. I’m happy to see him scoring.