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Fulham defender Aaron Hughes has paid tribute to Carlos Salcido for settling in quickly following his arrival at Fulham.

The Mexican left-back moved to Craven Cottage from PSV Eindhoven before the transfer deadline as Paul Konchesky prepared to join Liverpool.

He made an impressive debut against Blackburn last weekend, setting up Clint Dempsey’s goal in the 1-1 draw with a fine cross.

Salcido again performed well on Saturday as Fulham played out a goalless draw with Everton and Hughes is happy with the newest member of the defensive unit.

Hughes has also praised fellow summer recruits Moussa Dembele and Rafik Halliche for integrating effectively.

He said “There are certain things in the team which have changed but it’s more or less the same players. The guys that have come in have slotted in really well.

Carlos is new to the side and has slotted in really well which shows the quality of the player.

“The games he’s played in have been tough games. I felt this was another accomplished performance from him.

“He looks another really good buy for us as does Rafik, who played a few minutes on Tuesday night and looks really good in training.

“Obviously Moussa’s injured at the moment but everyone’s seen what he’s produced over the last few weeks.”

The draw against Everton extended Fulham’s unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign and Hughes was pleased to pick up a point even though the Toffees are currently languishing at the foot of the table.

“It was always going to be a close game because Everton are a very good side,” he said.

“They’re in a false position. They work hard and they’ve got some good players and no matter how well you play it’s always going to be a tough game.

“We’ve come away with a clean sheet and a hard-earned point which is a positive for us.

“At half-time, when we went in, we were disappointed with the first half. In the second half we came out and had a real go at it and caused them a few more problems.

“When everything comes together, which it has done in a few of the games we’ve played this season, we do look a good side. It’s still reasonably early days but at the same time we’re not losing games and we remain unbeaten.”