Jonathan Greening insists Fulham will be well clear of a relegation battle after his winner against Portsmouth ended their winless run last night.

Five league games without a win had seen some pundits between to describe a ‘Fulham slide’ and had more than a few Fulham fans looking anxiously over their shoulder at the wrong end of the table. But a gritty victory over struggling Pompey at the Cottage last night propelled Fulham into the top half of the table and Greening, who was pleased to score his first goal for the club since joining from West Brom on loan, reckons Roy Hodgson’s side can confidently look forward to mid-table or better.

You start worrying when you lose two games on the spin. When you lose five games in a row, of course it knocks your confidence.

We’re missing some big players to injuries and we’re down to the bare bones with a lot of us playing out of position. But if you asked the gaffer, he’d say he’s got an honest bunch of boys and we’ll always give it our all.

The games are coming thick and fast but I’d like to think we’ve got a big enough squad with enough quality and team spirit to cope with it.