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Fulham striker Bobby Zamora up for England chance

last updated Tuesday 15th November 2011, 10:54 AM

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora
Fulham striker
Bobby Zamora
Bobby Zamora
Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is determined to press his claims to be part of England's Euro 2012 squad, after admitting every game "feels like a trial".

The Fulham striker will win his second cap in Tuesday night's friendly against Sweden at Wembley after head coach Fabio Capello confirmed the 30-year-old will start.

Zamora's only other appearance for his country was as a substitute against Hungary 15 months ago.

An Achilles injury ruled him out of contention for the 2010 World Cup, but he wants to make an impact against the Swedes and push his claims.

Zamora said: "Every game feels like a trial. You have got to take you chance and that's what I intend to do.

"I'm looking forward to it. I can't wait for it. There are guys vying for the same position as you.

"You have to bide your time and when you get that chance, try and impress and do my best to hang onto it.

"It's been a bit up and down with injuries but that's football, that's life. You work hard and take your opportunities when they come.

"To stay in the squad and to be involved in the summer is the aim."

Zamora's inclusion appears to have put him ahead of Andy Carroll in the pecking order.

Capello said: "I've had Zamora around the team for a long time. He had some hand problems at the start of the season, and his balance was not good.

"In the games he's played in this last period, he's played really well. I want to see him at Wembley."

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