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Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is not expecting to do much business in January as his main focus is on keeping players.

The Cottagers have enjoyed a magnificent 2009, qualifying for the Europa League at the end of last season before making a solid start to the new campaign.

Hodgson signed a new 12-month rolling contract with the club on Wednesday and admits he could not have asked for more from the past 12 months.

“I have probably been in the game too long, and managed and coached for too long, to remember off the top of my head if this is my best year,” he told Sky Sports News.

“But everything that has happened to me in 2009 has been good as far as I am concerned.

“I have really enjoyed the job and I am pretty sure when I look back that 2009 will be up there with one or two good years I have had in the past.”

Hodgson is now looking ahead to 2010 and has warned his players they must continue their current high standards if they are to remain a thorn in the side of the top sides in the Premier League.

He added: “We know where we hope to go and it’s about keeping up the standards.

“If you are talking about consistent performances and players knowing their jobs then I would like to think we are stronger now than we were just six months ago.

“But in the Premier League if you start to slide you can quickly find yourself in another division.”

Hodgson will have the opportunity to strengthen his squad when the January transfer opens and he plans to keep an eye out for good deals.

But his main concern is ensuring that none of the players already at his disposal leave the club.

“Clubs are not sheltered from speculation but I am very happy with the squad, it’s a strong squad and we are more concerned with keeping what we have,” he explained.

“But we will be attentive and if something comes our way that we think can improve us and is in our budget then we will be interested. But we are not one of the active seekers.”