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Fulham kid striker Reece learning plenty from Zamora

Fulham academy striker Matthew Reece says Bobby Zamora is inspiring him.

The 17 year-old admits he's learning plenty from watching Zamora week-in, week-out.

"In terms of holding the ball up he's probably the best in the league," Reece told fulhamfc.com. "He's so strong on the ball and when it goes up top, you know that it is going to stick. He is a defender's worst nightmare.

"I watch him during games and when I can I'll see what he's doing in training as well, because that's where you're really going to learn. Bobby is a player that I definitely look up to and I think he has been unbelievable this season.

"I feel like he has opened my eyes a little in terms of what is needed in that position. I was lucky enough to train with him once doing shooting and hold-up play, which was a great experience.

"Like Zamora, I feel that I am a team player - although obviously I'm some way off his standard. The striker plays at the head of the team, it's an important position because you're the first line of defence. It's not just about goals - it's about keeping the team's shape."

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