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09:15 20th December 2012

by @OfficialQPR

Bobby hoping to be back in ‘four to five weeks’

BOBBY Zamora has revealed to that he is hopeful of making an earlier-than-expected return from injury. 

The R’s frontman hasn’t featured since our 1-0 defeat at Stoke in November.

Days after that fixture he was ruled out until the back-end of February owing to a hip problem, but the 31-year-old said today:  “I’d like to think I’ll be back available in the next four or five weeks.

“I had an operation three weeks ago and am now working on getting fit. My fingers are crossed for a smooth recovery.”

With Rangers set to play Tottenham on January 12th and West Ham seven days later, Zamora could be set for a return against one of his former clubs.

And it was against another of his former sides that QPR picked up their long-awaited first Premier League win of the season last weekend.

A 2-1 victory over Fulham saw Rangers extend their unbeaten run under Harry Redknapp to four matches, and Zamora admitted: “That win has given everyone a massive boost.

“It’s been coming a long time because we’ve been so close on so many occasions.

“But we’ve got those three points now which is brilliant and it’s taken us off the bottom of the table which is a big boost for everybody.

“Now we’re looking to build on the good recent results and continue to climb the table.”

Many pundits are tipping QPR for relegation this season but Zamora remains confident that he and his team-mates can defy the odds – again.

“It’s going to be tough  but when I came here in January it was an uphill struggle as people saw it and we overcame it then,” he said.

“We’ve got a better squad now than we did then so I see us doing exactly the same as we did last season – but hopefully we won’t leave it to the last game this time!”

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