Fulham midfielder Adel Taarabt could prove to be a key signing for the club if he allies hard work to his ability, according in captain Brede Hangeland.

The 24-year-old Morocco international has joined on a season-long loan from Championship side QPR.

Hangeland told BBC London 94.9: “I’m very excited to have him on board and it was a welcome surprise for us.

“It will be down to him to prove he can be consistent and work hard. His talent is unquestionable.”

He added: “He caused us a lot of problems playing for QPR last season so I am happy he is on our team now.”