Schwarzer hails Pav impact
Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer believes Pavel Pogrebnyak can ease the loss of Bobby Zamora from Craven Cottage.
Last Updated: 03/03/12 12:13pm
Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer believes new signing Pavel Pogrebnyak can ease the loss of Bobby Zamora from Craven Cottage.
Russian ace Pogrebnyak came in on the last day of the January transfer window as England international Zamora departed to join former Cottagers boss Mark Hughes at QPR.
The striker has gone onto to net in both his games for Fulham - the 2-1 success for Stoke and 1-0 win at QPR - to help Martin Jol's side climb to 11th in the table.
Schwarzer believes there is more to come from the 28-year-old, who joined the Cottagers on an initial six-month contract from Bundesliga side Stuttgart.
He told The Sun: "Pavel's scored two very important goals for us and ever since he arrived his workload and commitment have been exceptional.
"With Pavel doing so well it's definitely eased the loss of Bobby. And if he keeps on scoring, it will help us to keep getting results.
"Bobby is a top-quality player and it's a shame to lose him. But these things happen in football and you just have to move on."
Schwarzer is targeting three top-flight wins in a row when the Cottagers - currently sitting on 33 points - host strugglers Wolves on Sunday.
He added: "All our matches are crucial, particularly our home games.
"When you look at a fixture like Wolves, you realise that they are the sort of matches we have to win. And having won our last two games we want to make it three in a row.
"The sooner we get to 40 points, the sooner we can start looking forward instead of over our shoulders."