Fulham skipper Brede Hangeland has called for consistency from the squad in their remaining fixtures, in order to give boss Rene Meulensteen the best opportunity of keeping the Cottagers in the Premier League.

Hangeland has only recently returned from a lengthy injury lay-off and on Saturday he helped Fulham defend resolutely as they kept Arsenal at bay for the best part of an hour, before going down 2-0.

The Norwegian has called for unity from his peers and for the players to step up to aid Meulensteen in the Dutchman’s quest to keep Fulham afloat.

“We need to find the solidness which we had at times against Arsenal and spice that up with some good play going forwards,” Hangeland told The Sun.

“Our squad is very even and there is not a group of 11 players that stands out like there was a few years back. You might say that is a good problem for the manager but, whoever is playing, we need to get more points and more consistency.”

Hangeland also expressed his belief that any team not in the running for Europe is facing a relegation dog-fight.

“The Premier League is like two different divisions this season. There are those teams fighting for Europe and everyone else worrying about relegation.” he said.

“We are in the second group but we will work as hard as we can to make sure we stay up.”