Bobby Zamora calls on new contract for Andy Johnson as Fulham face Spurs
- Updated: November 6, 2011
Ahead of this weekend’s clash at home to Tottenham, Fulham striker Bobby Zamora has called upon the club to offer Andy Johnson a new contract.
Johnson – who scored twice in the Europa League during the week – is in the final 12 months of his current deal at Craven Cottage and Zamora wants to the club to act quickly before losing his services.
The England striker said: “AJ’s on fire. He’s the man at the minute and long may it continue. He’s massive to the club. Some people say he’s had a traumatic couple of years, but he’s been injured for one year.”
“People say he hasn’t done anything for us, but the first season I was here with him he was on fire. He’s come back after his injury and proved a point to a lot of people, which is good.”
Indeed, Johnson has now scored 11 goals this season, although eight of these have come in the Europa League. With this in mind, he would love to continue his good form with a Premier League strike against Tottenham this weekend.
The London rivals meet at Craven Cottage in this weekend’s Super Sunday fixture, with both hoping to recover from their European exploits during the week.
Fulham should have an easier job of doing just this as they ran out 4-1 winners at home on Thursday, while Tottenham were defeated 1-0 in Rubin Kazan. Harry Redknapp is expected to welcome back several big names though, so he will hope his side are fresh.
One of these returning players will be Rafael van der Vaart who has scored six goals in his last five games. Scott Parker is expected to slot back in too as he aims to continue the excellent form he has shown since arriving from West Ham United.
It is worth nothing that the home side will need to improve their recent record in front of goal against Spurs if they are to get something from this one. They have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League matches against Sunday’s opponents.
This match – which gets underway at 4pm on Sunday – also sees Fulham boss Martin Jol take on his former side for the first time.