Mark Hughes pleased for Bobby Zamora

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New Fulham manager Mark Hughes has praised striker Bobby Zamora after he secured a first call-up to the England senior squad.

The 29-year-old netted 19 goals for the Cottagers last season, helping the club reach the Europa League final, but missed out on the squad for the World Cup finals, with an injury ending any hope of a call-up for South Africa.

However, Zamora is in the 22-man squad for the Wembley friendly against Hungary on Wednesday evening and Hughes is pleased for his new charge.

He told the club’s official website:“We’re delighted for Bobby.

“What Bobby’s got to do is build on last year. If he has a similar season this year, we will benefit and obviously England will benefit.

“You can see the qualities he has. He’s a good player and he needs to kick on and be one of the main players in the Premier League.

“If he has an opportunity and gets the shirt it’s all about grasping that opportunity and not allowing the progress that he’s made to waver and wane.”

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