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Roy Hodgson insists he is still working hard to bring new faces to Fulham as he looks to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

The Cottagers manager remains convinced that he will need greater quality to choose from as Fulham will compete in Europe this season, kicking off their Europa League campaign next week in Lithuania against FK Vetra. So far, only two deals have gone through: the signing of Birmingham right-back Stephen Kelly and Norwegian midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise.

Hodgson says he is still looking to do some work in the transfer market.

We are obviously, and we make no bones about it or try to disguise the fact that, we are in the market for players. At the same time trying to improve the quality of squad that we have got is not an easy task.

It isn’t a question amplifying numbers, it is a question of getting the right people in to make us a stronger squad and a stronger team. In Stephen Kelly and Bjorn, I think I have made two decent signings, but I hope they won’t be the last ones we make.

I honestly believe if we are going to get anywhere near where we did last year, especially if we are going to have any success in Europe, we need a stronger and bigger squad of players.