Hangeland excited by Fulham strike-partnership of Pogrebnyak, Johnson

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland feels Pavel Pogrebnyak can form a lethal partnership with Andy Johnson.

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland feels Pavel Pogrebnyak can form a lethal partnership with Andy Johnson.

Hangeland believes the Russia international shares some similar characteristics with former Fulham favourite Bobby Zamora and predicts his partnership with Johnson will go from strength to strength.

He said: "They have a few similar traits but he does run around a bit more.

"He looks really fit and he looks as if he's adapted to the style of play here in record time, so all credit to him.

"Pogrebnyak and Johnson do look a strong partnership.

"It is the classic one — a big striker who can hold the ball up well and AJ just running in behind — he's in great form as well so I'm happy they're playing for my team at the moment."

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