Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is delighted with his shopping in the January sales as he waits to see whether Fulham will have the services of Rangers striker David Cousin.

He brought Leon Andreasen and Brede Hangeland to the club and the pair made their debuts this week against Bolton.

Erik Nevland could feature against Aston Villa on Sunday, but Paul Stalteri has a dead leg and Jari Litmanen is not match fit yet.

“We’re happy with the business we’ve done,” Hodgson added.

“Whether our player dealings are good dealings remains to be seen – the proof of the pudding is always in the eating and that is on the field for us.

“We wanted to change the profile of the squad to give myself and my staff more opportunities in terms of the teams we want to play.”

Fulham have not won since the start of November and Hodgson is still looking for his first victory since taking over from Lawrie Sanchez.

Defeating Villa will not move them from 19th in the Barclays Premier League but may close the gap on their relegation rivals.

“I don’t know where the easy games in this league are, so we are better off ignoring the concept of easy and difficult, and making certain for each game we are fully prepared,” Hodgson added.

“For me they all appear to be difficult.

“For us there are no easy games. When you are in a relegation fight and adrift in the fight, there are literally no easy games.

“You couldn’t give me the name of a team playing in the Football League that I would consider easy at the moment. Certainly you couldn’t give me a Premier League team that I would find easy.

“I have to accept that. Each task is difficult. Each team we play will cause us problems in some way. We have to make sure we are prepared for those problems and cause them problems.”