Bobby's Hope

Bobby Zamora is hoping to be fit for the only Upton Park friendly of pre-season on Saturday - and continuing to establish an understanding with Teddy Sheringham.

The pair first had the chance to play alongside each other against Peterborough on Saturday and Bobby, who has had injections this week which rule him out of the trip to Colchester, says:

"I thought Teddy did well in a tough game against a very organised side; I think the lads were a bit tired after the Sweden trip but it was a very good test for us."

Bobby partnered Teddy up front initially before Teddy played deeper when Marlon Harewood came on.

But he has no preference as to what system is in place - as long as he is part of it.

"I am really not fussed; for myself, I just want to be playing," he says.

"I am really looking forward to the new season and Teddy has a wealth of experience which will rub off on me and Marlon and bring out the best in all of us.

"He has only been here a little while but we have had a couple of chit-chats and he is a very nice bloke."