Bobby's Hope

Bobby Zamora hopes that John Terry DOES get selected on Wednesday night against West Ham - and relishes the challenge if the England centre half is in the starting line-up.

"I am really looking forward to it though I don't know if my good friend John Terry is playing - but if he is it will be another good battle against him.

"I faced him last year for Tottenham and did quite well, so if he does play I will run him into the ground again...

"But they could put out a different side from the one that played on Saturday; they have as big a fixture list as we do with them having the Champions' League the week before and the week after.

"They have got the players to put in - they could put out two Premiership sides, to be honest."

Bobby is, of course, on a high after scoring one and making two against Gillingham on Saturday and he reflects:

"We looked really sharp in the first half and had a lot of opportunities so I was delighted to score - I just want to keep it going.

"It was just a matter of time but it hasn't been a good season for me injury wise.

"When you get that 90 minutes you obviously get more chances to score but I am sure when Teddy is fit he will be straight back in that side because he as unbelievable player.

"In the meantime I have got to keep trying to do what I did on Saturday which is continue scoring and creating."

He did have a chance to set Marlon Harewood up before he did create an 'assist' for him when instead of passing he forced a good save at 0-0 with his right foot.

"I didn't see Marlon, to be fair, in a split second, but he was jumping up and down about me not passing - I am delighted he scored a bit later," says Bobby.

"Mattie slipped a great ball in and I just tried to stick it in for Marlon - and he was on the end."

He also created Hayden Mullins' goal with what looked like a shot that Hayden diverted in with his head.

"It was a great cross! It was a good finish from him because the ball came across very fast," says Bobby.

Even if the score had remained 3-0 at half time, Bobby knows that Gillingham would still have come out battling in the second half - and Alan Pardew would have told them so.

"The gaffer would have said the same things even if they hadn't scored before half time, that we have to keep working otherwise they would get back in the game.

"All credit to them because they put us under a bit of pressure in the second half."