Some people might see these comments from Bjorn Helge Riise, having only recently arrived at Fulham himself, as not the best way to endear yourself to your new manager.

I don’t think they’ve done all that good. But like I said, they have a good reputation and come from bigger clubs than me.

But, from what I’ve seen of young Riise, he looks a little nervous when speaking in front of a TV camera. I like the fact that he’s desperate to play and not happy to sit on the bench. I doubt that Hodgson, who comes across as something of a strict disciplinarian despite his loveable nature, will share my view though.