Ex-England boss Venables: Fulham striker Zamora deserves World Cup audition

Former England boss Terry Venables is backing Fulham striker Bobby Zamora for the Three Lions' World Cup squad.

Former England boss Terry Venables is backing Fulham striker Bobby Zamora for the Three Lions' World Cup squad.

In his column for The Sun, Venables wrote: "Now the time has come to see whether Bobby Zamora can make an impact at international level and gatecrash Fabio Capello's World Cup party.

"Back in August the notion of 'Zamora for England' was absurd and appeared as likely as Fulham reaching the last four of a major European competition.

"Time is running out before Capello names his provisional squad for the finals.

"But I do not believe all the striking berths are filled yet. Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch are probably nailed on but that still leaves one or two more places up for grabs.

"And Zamora warrants serious consideration and maybe a chance to show he is worthy of a seat on the plane to South Africa."

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