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Roy Hodgson thinks that Andy Johnson’s return can help Fulham build on a good start in the Premier League.

Johnson, missing since August with groin and shoulder complaints, returned to the team as a substitute at Chelsea last week and started his first game for the club since then against Swindon in the FA Cup on Saturday. The Fulham manager is happy to have his first choice striking partnership available again.

Bobby and AJ have a good understanding together and AJ gives us that threat in behind. Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora are our first choice strikers. We have others, Zoltan (Gera) has done a great job in there, of course we’ve got (Erik) Nevland, (Diomansy) Kamara and (Seol) Ki-Hyeon.

But Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora were the two players who were bought to play in those positions and they are the two players who last season kicked us into seventh place.