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Fulham skipper Danny Murphy is refusing to panic despite the club’s poor run of form.

The Cottagers sit just above the drop zone after failing to win any of their last five games.

Fulham drew another blank on Saturday after being held to a goalless draw at home to Sunderland, but Murphy is confident they will turn things around.

“Of course it is a little worrying that we haven’t won for a few games, but we need to remain positive,” said Murphy.

“I believe we have plenty of cause to do so. If we were being completely overwhelmed or outplayed in matches then it would be a different story – but that isn’t the case.

“I think the way we have been playing in games recently is as good as in the games we have won.

“If we keep performing somewhere near that level and keep creating chances then we will start winning games and putting points on the board.”

Fulham chief Roy Hodgson remains upbeat and says it is too early to judge his side.

Hodgson believes he has a better squad at his disposal this season and is optimistic they will prove their worth.

“Of course, we will be concerned about our position soon if it doesn’t improve but we are only seven games into the season out of 38,” noted Hodgson. “I know the mass media has got to have champions and relegation candidates even after just a few games but I think a lot will change and I think that quality will count.”