Roy Hodgson said he was pleased that Fulham had managed to steady things this week after seeing his side pick up a point in a dour encounter at Bolton.

The Cottagers ended a sequence of five consecutive league defeats with a narrow win over Portsmouth and today’s goalless draw at the Reebok Stadium. Though Fulham are still far from their fluent best, Hodgson professed himself happy with a much more positive week.

I’m pleased. Of course I am. These were two very tough games.

Today we were coming here against a rampant Bolton side. They play their football well and put you under pressure.

They are good at keeping the ball in and around the box. I’m delighted with the goalless draw.

We consider ourselves fortunate, but it was a brave performance. I’m really quite satisfied. We have an awful lot of players missing. I thought the lads who came in did really well.

We were lucky today that Schwarzer was in magnificent form and that the back four were very strong. I was pleased with the determination and the character to get the points.

Hodgson believes referee Mark Clattenburg was right to disallow a late header from Kevin Davies.

I do honestly believe having seen the video that it was a good decision. They will consider themselves had done by.