Fulham's Murphy expects Zola to motivate West Ham

Fulham skipper Danny Murphy expects Gianfranco Zola's West Ham to prove tough opposition this weekend. "West Ham will be a tougher proposition due to their new manager,” he told fulhamfc.com. “Obviously when a new manager goes to a club they have an immediate effect. Everyone is trying to impress, everyone is fighting for a position, so their players will all be up for it, but I think they would be anyway. It’s a London derby and their fans are very passionate like ours, so they’ll want their team to perform.

Fulham skipper Danny Murphy expects Gianfranco Zola's West Ham to prove tough opposition this weekend.

"West Ham will be a tougher proposition due to their new manager,” he told fulhamfc.com. “Obviously when a new manager goes to a club they have an immediate effect. Everyone is trying to impress, everyone is fighting for a position, so their players will all be up for it, but I think they would be anyway. It’s a London derby and their fans are very passionate like ours, so they’ll want their team to perform.

“I’m expecting a good game. I think any team under Zola will be a good footballing one. I don’t think for a second he’s going to have them launching it from the back! So I think from a spectator’s point of view it will be a good game of football. I’m sure there’ll be chances for both sides because it’s between two attacking sides who like to win matches.

"So, it’s a game that everybody is looking forward to, especially us because we had the bad result last weekend and we want to put that right.”

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