Cottagers almost safe - Murphy

BY foxsports • April 3, 2011

A first-half brace from returning striker Bobby Zamora was followed by a Dickson Etuhu strike to move the Cottagers six points clear of the drop zone. "One more win will probably do it," Murphy said on Sky Sports 1. "I can't see the teams at the bottom winning the three or four games they'd need to go past us, but you never know it's been a funny season. "The win calms us all down bit for sure. "There is still work to do, but we're fairly confident." Murphy's confidence looks well founded with Zamora, who made his first start since September following injury, proving his goal threat will be a major boost in the run-in. "We've a fit squad now and we've got the 'big man' back," he added. "He proved his worth didn't he? He's clinical and he's crucial to the way we play. "Sometimes this season we've had good possession but not had that cutting edge. "We had a healthy lead at half-time today due to his two clinical finishes." Zamora was pleased to make an impression in his first start back before being substituted just after the hour mark. "It's a comeback game, my first start, and I was just pleased to play and over the moon to score," he said. "I was a little bit shattered when I came off, but I'm happy with my contribution. To hold up the ball and bring in other people is good and the goals are a bonus."

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