Andy Johnson is desperate to make an impact against his old club Everton today – and believes he is finally back to his best after a couple of injury-hit years at Fulham.

The 30 year-old has already scored nine times for the Whites in this campaign, including a memorable hat-trick in the 6-0 thrashing of QPR earlier this month. Johnson is looking forward to lining up against his former club and some old friends at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

I still talk to the guys at Everton. Phil Neville, [Tony] Hibbert, Ossie [Leon Osman] occasionally. They’re a massive club. It’s going to be a hard game.

We haven’t had any banter yet but I’m sure the texts will start flying before the game. I’ll probably speak to Nev. I feel good. I’m back to my sharpness. Everything I’m hitting is going in.

I feel as good as I did in my first season at Everton and my first season at Fulham. I’m over the knee injury now. The hard work has paid off. It would be extra special to score against them. It would be nice