Select Page

Fulham skipper Danny Murphy has challenged his Fulham team-mates to claim one more win and seal their Premier League survival.

Bobby Zamora confirmed his return to full fitness and form with a first-half double before Dickson Etuhu added the third in Sunday’s win over Blackpool.

The result takes them up to 10th in the Premier League with 38 points and, as so often is the case, around 40 points is seen as the barometer for safety.

“One more win will probably do it,” Murphy said.

“I can’t see the teams at the bottom winning the three or four games they’d need to get past us, but, you never know, it’s been a funny season.

“The win calms us down a bit for sure. There is still work to do, but we’re fairly confident.”

Zamora made his first start since September when he suffered his horrific double fracture and Murphy feels the return of the England international can only have a positive impact.

“We’ve a fit squad now and we’ve got the ‘big man’ back,” he added.

“He proved his worth, didn’t he? He’s clinical and he’s crucial to the way we play. Sometimes this season we’ve had good possession, but not had that cutting edge.

“We had a healthy lead at half-time today due to his two clinical finishes.”

Zamora was happy with his contribution, but knows he still has some time before he reaches optimum fitness.

“It’s a comeback game, my first start, and I was just pleased to play and over the moon to score,” he said.

“I was a little bit shattered when I came off, but I’m happy with my contribution. To hold up the ball and bring in other people is good and the goals are a bonus.”