High praise for Bobby Zamora from Simon Davies, who seems to be all over the papers this morning.

If Bobby keeps doing what he’s doing there isn’t any better player like him in the country. Everyone last year was talking about Emile Heskey and what he brings to the team.

It was the same with us last year, with Bobby’s workrate and bringing the midfielders into the game. When you don’t have somebody like that you really miss him, and this year he’s added goals to it and he’s looking a top player. Last year, playing with him you could appreciate what he brought to the side.

The fans judge strikers by goals, and last year he didn’t get his fair share but this year he’s on fire. He shoots all the time and they’re going in – confidence makes a great difference.

Last year, he might not have even taken that shot on but he’s letting everything go now. He’s a top player and we knew that last season, but he went through a bad spell in front of goal.

Bobby was worrying what the manager thought. Everybody goes through bad times but if you worry about it too much you won’t stay at a top club. You have to be your own man and carry on. He nearly left last summer so it could have been very different, but he’s in a great vein of form and coming to the end of the season it’s the perfect time.

I wonder if Fabio will be persuaded to pick him. A couple more goals could help.