Fulham boss Roy Hodgson admits that his side have their work cut out if they are going to turn around their season.

The Cottagers were held 2-2 by League One side Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup third round in Hodgson’s second game in charge and have not won in 10 games.

“We know we have got a lot of work to do and the players accept that,” said former Finland boss Hodgson.

“There were some good aspects of our play but we didn’t win so I can’t stand here and say I’m satisfied.”

Fulham’s last win came against Reading at the beginning of November, but in two games the 60-year-old Hodgson has seen enough to give him encouragement.

“I think we’ve put up a good performance in terms of our attitude, work rate and desire to play,” he said.

“But unfortunately we’ve been punished by our inability to defend from set plays against physically stronger teams.”